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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.

Committee

Jeri Calcote, Chiar
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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