Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

We are the Bowl Dawgs!


The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is a competition designed by a former Georgia Media Specialist that encourages students to read the 20 books nominated each year for the Georgia Peach Book Award. Last year was Macon County's first time competing in the reading bowl, and we were very proud of the students' hard work and accomplishments. 

Students who compete are asked to read a variety of books from the nominee list, become experts on the events, characters, etc. from the book, and then practice answering questions about the setting, plot, characters, and events. There are no questions in the reading bowl that ask you to interpret, discuss theme, identify symbolism, etc. This is comprehension and knowledge of basic facts about the books.

The regional competition is on February 4, 2017 at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, GA. All members are required to attend. 

Again this year, the books on the nominee list promise to be exciting, interesting, and relative for teen readers of all backgrounds and interest types. Click the links below to read summaries, watch book trailer videos, and learn more about the competition.

2018 Peach Award Book List.pdf

2018 Peach Award Book List.docx

2016-2017 Georgia Peach Teen Award Nominees

Book Trailers

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Website