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A recommended reading list to encourage students 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 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 6-12 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.

Beginning with the 2020 list, SPOT- Middle and SPOT- High School will combined into one list.

 

2021 Current List

2021 Annotated List

2021 Handout

 


 

2022 SPirit of Texas Nomination Form

2022 Spirit of Texas Nominations

 


2022 SPOT List Committee

Chair: Chari Kauffman, Chair (2020-2022)

Administrative Assistant: Karyn Lewis (2021-2024) – non voting member

Tracy Williams (2020-2023)

Sarah Kline (2020-2023)

Amy Caldera (2020-2023)

Lesley Nickelson (2020-2023)

Lauren Scott (2020-2023)

Karen Storrie (2020-2023)

Dani Fouser (2020-2023)

Nelly Barrera Manzetti (2020-2023)

Brenda Henricks (2021-2024)

Sandra Naranjo (2021-2024)

Heather Rowan (2021-2024)

Delia Swanner (2021-2024)

Jeri Calcote – Past Chair (2020-2021)

 

Procedures

 

SPOT - High School History
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Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

 

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