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Procedures

The Committee will consider and vote on books published within the 2 years prior to the year the list is published. Nominations may be accepted from the public and Committee members up to October 1 of that calendar year.

The book must be favorably reviewed in a scholarly journal for grades 6, 7, or 8. The person making the nomination must have read the book. Only one book per author per genre may be included on the list. Titles shall be nominated that reflect a variety of difficulty levels for readers in grades 6-8. The committee strives for a fairly equal distribution of books targeting each of the three grade levels and within each set further seeks balance in areas such as genre, gender appeal, interest, subject, and difficulty.

2022 Lone Star List Committee

Chair: Abbie Lester

Admin. Assistant: Caron Ervin (2018 – 2021)

Ellene Cudd (2019-2022)

Mindy Davenport (2020-2022)

Jennifer Hill (2021-2023)

Angie Mahalik (2021-2023)

Michelle Marin (2019 – 2022)

Courtney Meissner Kelly (2020-2022)

Faith Rice-Mills (2020 – 2022)

Felysha Tamez (2021-2023)

 

Lone Star Reading List Policies & Procedures
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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 the opportunity 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 for conferences.

YART Volunteer Form

 


Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

Honoring a librarian for exceptional ability to motivate young adults to read.

To learn more about the YARI Award, click the button below.

Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

To submit a nomination for the YARI Award, click the link below.

YARI Award Submission Form

 


 

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