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.
Lone Star List Committee
Chair: Michelle Marin (2022-2024)
Past Chair: Abbie Lester (2022-2023)
Admin. Assistant: Caron Ervin (2021 – 2024)
Karina Arroyos (2022-2025)
Mindy Davenport (2020-2023)
Jamie Henry (2022-2024)
Jennifer Hill (2021-2024)
Courtney Meissner Kelly (2020-2023)
Faith Rice-Mills (2020 – 2023)
Melissa Silerio (2022-2025)
Click the button below to submit a nomination for the 2024 Lone Star Reading List .
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 on the procedures below.
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.
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