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SPOT Authors

The Spirit of Texas Reading Program-High School is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Each author featured on the list has had at least one book favorably reviewed for grades 6-12 in a professional review source.

Past Authors

2021 Authors

*Programming for the 2021 Spirit of Texas Authors will be available in February of 2021.

Recommended for Middle School

Author Saadia Faruqi

Saadia Faruqi

A Place at the Table

A Thousand Questions

https://saadiafaruqi.com/

Author K.A. Holt

K.A. Holt

BenBee and the Teacher Griefer

https://kaholt.com/

 

Author Julie Murphy

*Photo Credit: Christy Archibald

Julie Murphy

Dear Sweet Pea

www.imjuliemurphy.com

 

Recommended for both Middle School and High School

Author Christina Soontornvat

Christina Soontornvat

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team

A Wish in the Dark

https://soontornvat.com/

Author Monica Hesse

Monica Hesse

The War Outside

https://www.monicahesse.com

 

Recommended for High School

Author Katherine McGhee

*Photo Credit: Chris Bailey Photography

Katharine McGee

American Royals

Majesty

https://katharinemcgee.com/

Author Kim Johnson

*Photo Credit: JBOY Photography

Kim Johnson

This is My America

https://www.kcjohnsonwrites.com/

Author Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott

Blame

https://jeffabbott.com/

 

Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

2021 YARI Award Nomination Form

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