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2022 Lone Star Reading List Announced

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The Lone Star Reading List is developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books.

From the courageous heroine of Janae Marks’ From the Desk of Zoe Washington, who works to prove her father’s innocence, to the boy who learns to take chances on behalf of a dying friend in M. Evan Wolkenstein’s Turtle Boy, this list is filled with stories that will move, entertain and inspire young readers.

Alston, B. B.—Amari and the Night Brothers

Anderson, Jodi Lynn—Thirteen Witches:  The Memory Thief

Ansari, Rebecca K. S.—The In-Between

Behar, Ruth—Letters from Cuba

Blankman, Anne—The Blackbird Girls  

Chadda, Sarwat—City of the Plague God

Currie, Lindsay—Scritch Scratch

Fipps, Lisa—Starfish

Freeman, Megan E.—Alone

Getten, Kereen—When Life Gives You Mangos

Gratz, Alan—Ground Zero

Hermon, Daka—Hide and Seeker

Higuera, Donna Barba—Lupe Wong Won’t Dance

Kessler, Liz—When the World Was Ours

Kim, Graci—The Last Fallen Star

Lucas, Chad—Thanks a Lot, Universe

Makechnie, Amy—Ten Thousand Tries

Marks, Janae—From the Desk of Zoe Washington

Martin, Laura—Glitch

McAnulty, Stacy—Millionaires for the Month

McBride, Lish—Curses

Paulsen, Gary—Gone to the Woods

Pineiro, Victor—Time Villains

Richmond, Caroline Tung—The Great Destroyers

Rivera, Kaela—CeCe Rios and the Desert of Lost Souls

Salisbury, Melinda—Hold Back the Tide

Wallace, Matt—Bump

Warga, Jasmine—The Shape of Thunder

Wolkenstein, M. Evan—Turtle Boy

Yen, Jennifer—A Taste for Love