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Lone Star Current List

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

Collection Development Statement
The Lone Star Reading List is not designed to support any particular curriculum. Librarians are not required or expected to purchase every book on the list. Due to the diversity in age range and topics, librarians should follow their local collection development policies and guidelines when considering which titles to purchase for their library.

Annual List

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.

2024 Nominations

Click the button below to submit a nomination for the 2024 Lone Star Reading List .

2024 Lone Star Nomination Form

To see the titles currently nominated for the 2024 Lone Star Reading List, click the button below:


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. 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.

To learn more about nomination criteria, please click here.

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2023 Lone Star Reading List





Author Title
Abtahi, Olivia Perfectly Parvin
Arango, Andrea Beatriz Iveliz Explains It All
Baptist, Kelly J. The Swag Is in the Socks
Bird, James The Second Chance of Benjamin Waterfalls
Blum, Isaac The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen
Bowling, Dusti Across the Desert
Brown, India Hill The Girl in the Lake
Cisneros, Ernesto Falling Short
Clayton, Dhonielle The Marvellers
Comrie, Courtne Rain Rising
Faruqi, Saadia Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero
Foulkes, Alex Rules for Vampires
Gonzalez, Christina Diaz Concealed
Higuera, Donna Barba The Last Cuentista
Kagawa, Julie Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl
Keller, Tae Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone
Korman, Gordon Linked
Lainoff, Lillie One for All
Lee, Lyla Flip the Script
Lloyd, Natalie Hummingbird
London, Alex Battle Dragons: City of Thieves
Olson, Jessica S. A Forgery of Roses
Pasternack, Sofiya Black Bird, Blue Road
Pérez, Celia C. Tumble
Sands, Kevin Children of the Fox
Senf, Lora The Clackity
Sepetys, Ruta I Must Betray You
Steadman, A. F. Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
Taylor, Will The Language of Seabirds
Wendig, Chuck Dust & Grim

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YART Volunteers

Ready to take your love of reading young adult books to the next level? Volunteering for one of YART’s reading committee lists allows you to help curate a diverse list of books that meet the needs of all young adults in Texas. You can also volunteer for one of YART’s executive board positions to help advocate for YA reading, publicize reading lists, work with publishers, and plan conferences.

YART Volunteer Form

While we will keep this form active year-round, please complete the form by October 1, 2023, to be considered for 2024 positions.

Nominate a library worker for the YARI Award.

YARI Award Nomination Google Form

To learn more about the YARI Award, email

Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

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