What is Readers Rally?
Readers Rally is a quiz bowl style competition for Gwinnett County students in grades four through twelve who love to read. Middle school students read books from a list of fifteen books that were selected by a committee of Gwinnett media specialists and parents. At the Readers Rally event, Gwinnett schools compete against each other in a quiz bowl format, answering questions about the fifteen books.
Couch’s 2019-20 Readers Rally team will meet on Thursdays from 8:15 to 9:00 am in the Media Center, beginning September 12. The team is open to students in all grade levels. The Readers Rally competition will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Peachtree High School.
2019-2020 Readers Rally List
by Aisha Sayeed Year Published: 2018 Realistic
In Pakistan, Amal holds onto her dream of being a teacher even after becoming an indentured servant to pay off her family's debt to the wealthy and corrupt Khan family.
by Jason Reynolds Year Published: 2016 Realistic
When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires--literally.
by William Kamkwamba Year Published: 2019 Non-fiction
The author details how he ignored naysayers and was able to bring electricity and running water to his Malawian village when he built a makeshift windmill out of scrap metal and spare parts.
by Marissa Meyer Year Published: 2012 Science Fiction
Cinder, a gifted mechanic and a cyborg with a mysterious past, is blamed by her stepmother for her stepsister's illness while a deadly plague decimates the population of New Beijing, but when Cinder's life gets intertwined with Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle. Also includes a prequel story.
by Pablo Cartaya Year Published: 2017 Realistic
Arturo Zamora must save his family's restaurant before a land developer destroys it. He teams up with the funny, cute new girl, Carmen, to thwart the developer's plans and help bring the community together.
by Jewell Parker-Rhodes Year Published: 2018 Historical Fiction
After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till.
by Sarah Beth Durst Year Published: 2015 Fantasy
Sophie's parents run a secret shop where dreams are bought and sold. When Sophie dreams, her dreams become real, so she is forbidden to have any. Sinister events are set in motion when she is accidentally seen by one of her parents' customers, and it's up to Sophie to save her family.
by James Hannibal Year Published: 2016 Fantasy
An American boy travels with his family to London for his mother to find his father, but it turns out his father was involved with something nefarious...and now so is he.
by Sage Blackwood Year Published: 2017 Fantasy
Repeatedly landing in trouble at her finishing school because of her preference for practicing magic instead of manners, Chantel enlists her friends to protect the kingdom when her teacher goes missing along with the city's protective magic.
by John David Anderson Year Published: 2017 Realistic
When cell phones are banned at their school, students start communicating through sticky notes left all over the school, triggering a wave of bullying activities in the wake of a new girl's arrival.
by S.A. Bodeen Year Published: 2012 Adventure
Robbie's last-minute flight back home to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters, and she and the only other survivor fight for their lives on a raft with no water, only a bag of Skittles to eat, and no sign of help on the way.
by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2017 Adventure
Josef is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe. All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge, and will face unimaginable dangers. And although they are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.
by Gordon Korman Year Published: 2017
Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life?
by Margaret Peterson Haddix Year Published: 2016 Science Fiction
Twelve-year-old twins Nick and Eryn investigate why their mother and new stepfather are keeping secrets, why they are forbidden to meet their stepsiblings, and, most important, why their lives are in danger.
by Chris Colfer Year Published: 2012 Fantasy
Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.