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SPOT-Middle School

A recommended reading list to encourage students in grades 6 - 8 to explore current, quality books by Texas authors and illustrators.

The Spirit of Texas (SPOT) Reading Program hopes to encourage a greater understanding of what it means to be a Texan, and to develop an appreciation for the literary works of and about Texas and Texans. SPOT- Middle School is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART). The purpose of the list is to encourage youths in grades 6-8 to explore a variety of current, quality books from Texas authors and illustrators, develop critical reading skills, and to encourage greater interaction between Texas authors and illustrators, Texas librarians, and Texas youth.

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2020 Nominations

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Committee

Chair: Jeri Calcote, Chair (2018-2020)

Administrative Assistant: Amanda Cawthon (2018-2021) – non voting member

Elaine Baker (2017-2020)

Seantele Foreman (2018-2021)

Lea Ann Gilbert (2018-2021)

Karen Harris (2019-2022)

Chari Kauffman (2018-2021)

Donna Kistner (2017-2020)

Soleil Kibodeaux-Posey (2019-2022)

Kimberly Kinnaird (2017-2020)

Karyn Lewis (2018-2021)

Erin Logan (2017-2020)

Barbara Ludden (2017-2020)

Rebekah Mansfield (2017-2020)

Rebecca Novotny (2018-2021)

Monica Phillips (2019-2022)

Amanda Trowbridge (2017-2020)

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