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A reading list for grades 6, 7 and 8 to encourage recreational reading.

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.

2022 Lone Star List Nomination Form

2022 Lone Star List Nominations

2021 List





Author Title
Alender, Katie The Companion
Bajpai, Nandini A Match Made in Mehendi
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn The Inheritance Games
Bowling, Dusti The Canyon’s Edge
Callender, Kacen King and the Dragonflies
Chase, Paula Turning Point
Firestone, Carrie Dress Coded
Fukuda, Andrew This Light Between Us
Gervais, Alison The Silence Between Us
Harrell, Rob Wink
Keller, Tae When You Trap a Tiger
Lee, Lyla I’ll be the One
Lloyd-Jones, Emily The Bone Houses
Maberry, Jonathan (editor) Don’t Turn Out the Lights
Marshall, Kate Alice Thirteens
Mejia, Tehlor Kay Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
Oppel, Kenneth Bloom
Patrick, Cat Tornado Brain
Ponti, James City Spies
Rhodes, Jewell Parker Black Brother, Black Brother
Robertson, David A. The Barren Grounds
Rutherford, Mara Crown of Coral and Pearl
Shovan, Laura and Saadia Faruqi A Place at the Table
Stevens, Court The June Boys
Walsh, Bee Manning Up

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Nominations for Next Year

You can be a part of the Lone Star Reading List selection process. Please submit your suggestion by or before September 1 so that committee members have the opportunity to read them prior to the nominating October 1 deadline.

Please be aware that the committee must be able to locate a positive review for students in grades 6, 7, or 8 for the book to be considered.

Nominations for the 2023 will open up in January, 2022.

Publishers, please do not use this form. If you would like to send the committee copies of a book, please email the LSRL Administrative Assistant, Caron Ervin.

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