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SPOT

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 Suggestion Form

Current List

 

Committee

Chair: Chari Kauffman, Chair (2020-2022)

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

Seantele Foreman (2018-2021)

Karyn Lewis (2018-2021)

Rebecca Novotny (2018-2021)

Lea Ann Gilbert (2018-2021)

Karen Harris (2019-2022)

Soleil Kibodeaux-Posey (2019-2022)

Monica Phillips (2019-2022)

Diane Ramsey (2019-2022)

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)

Jeri Calcote – Past Chair (2020-2021)

 

Procedures

 

SPOT - High School History
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2020-2021 YART Volunteer Form

Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

2021 YARI Award Nomination Form

 

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