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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 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 list’s purpose is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books.

2024 Lone Star List

  • Alexander, Kwame – The Door of No Return
  • Barry, Michelle A. – Plotting the Stars: Moongarden
  • Bayron, Kalynn– The Vanquishers
  • Bow, Erin – Simon Sort of Says
  • Carvalho, Rebecca – Salt and Sugar
  • Day, Christine – We Still Belong
  • Everett, Sarah – The Probability of Everything
  • Fawcett, Heather – The Grace of Wild Things
  • Feldman, Jacquetta Nammar – The Puttermans Are in the House
  • Glaser, Karina Yan – A Duet for Home
  • Greenwald, Tommy – Dinged
  • Hardinge, Frances – Unraveller
  • Healy, Christopher – No One Leaves the Castle
  • Hiaasen, Carl – Wrecker
  • Horwitz, Sarah Jean – The Demon Sword Asperides
  • Landers, Melissa – Lumara
  • Lewis, Kayvion – Thieves’ Gambit
  • López, Diana – Los Monstruos: Felice and the Wailing Woman
  • Morris, Chad, and Shelly Brown – Virtually Me
  • Oh, Ellen (editor) – You Are Here: Connecting Flights
  • Perry, Adam – Ghosts Come Rising
  • Pla, Sally J. – The Fire, the Water, and Maudie McGinn
  • Salazar, Aida – A Seed in the Sun
  • Santat, Dan – A First Time for Everything
  • Schmidt, Gary D. – The Labors of Hercules Beal
  • Siddiqui, Maleeha – Bhai for Now
  • Swinarski, Claire – What Happened to Rachel Riley?
  • Warga, Jasmine – A Rover’s Story
  • Waters, Charles & Traci Sorell – Mascot
  • Wein, Elizabeth – Stateless

2024 Lone Star Annotated List  2024 Lone Star Handout

2025 Nominations

Lone Star List Nomination Form

The committee must locate a positive review for students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to consider the book.
Learn more about nomination criteria here.

Please do not use this form. Email the Young Adult Round Table if you want to send the committee copies of a book.

Current lone star Nominations

Nominate a library worker for the YARI Award.

YARI Award Nomination Form

To learn more about the YARI Award, email

Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

YART Volunteers

Thank you to all who volunteered! Please visit the Young Adult Round Table community on Engage to learn about new committee members and officers.

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.

While we will keep this form active year-round, please complete the form by October 1, 2024, to be considered for 2025 positions.

YART Volunteer Form

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