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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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Jeri Calcote, Chair
Amanda Cawthon, Administrative Assistant
Donna Maher
Donna Kistner
Erin Logan
Katie Cox
Barbara Ludden
Kimberly Kinnaird
Rebecca Novotny
Seantel Foreman
Karyn Lewis
Juila Pursley
Chari Kauffman

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