Georgia Children’s Book Award Nominees Grades 6-8

The following 10 titles are for older grades, specifically middle school. Those upper elementary students who compete in the Helen Ruffin Competition should read all twenty books while younger grades 4-6 will be tested on the titles listed therein. Here are the nominees for grades 6-8.

  1. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
  2. We will not be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman
  3. Refugee by Alan Gratz
  4. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Linda Clackmon Lowery
  5. Click to Start Here by Denis Marckell
  6. Ghost by Jason Reynolds
  7. Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
  8. Hoodoo by Ronald Smith
  9. The Ethan I was Before by Ali Standish
  10. Karma Khullar’s Mustache by Kristi Weintge