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SPOT- High School Authors

The Spirit of Texas Reading Program-High School is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Each author featured on the list has had at least one book favorably reviewed for grades 9-12 in a professional review source. *Past authors and lists for both Spirit of Texas Reading Lists will be posted sometime in the future on a separate page.

2019 Authors

Emma Berquist

Devil’s Unto Dust

Laura Creedle

The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily

A.V. Geiger

Follow Me Back

C. C. Hunter

This Heart of Mine

Heather Kaczynski

Dare Mighty Things

Caroline Leech

Wait for Me  and In Another Time

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