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SPOT- Middle School Authors

The Spirit of Texas Reading Program-Middle 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 6-8 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

Lauren Baratz-Logsted

I Love You, Michael Collins

Karen Blumenthal

Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend

Angela Cervantes

Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Suzanne Crowley

Finding Esme

Varian Johnson

The Parker Inheritence

Mike Lupica

Lone Stars

 

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