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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 collection policies. Each featured author has had at least one book favorably reviewed for grades 6-12 in a professional review source.

Collection Development Statement
The Spirit of Texas (SPOT) Reading List is not designed to support any particular curriculum. Librarians are not required or expected to purchase every book on the list. Due to the diversity in age range and topics, librarians should follow their local collection development policies and guidelines when considering which titles to purchase for their library.

Committee Members

Stephanie Galvan Russel, Chair 2024-2026
Kimberly Kinnaird, Administrative Assistant 2024-2027
Phyllis Anizan 2024-2027
Noel Hill 2024-2027
Paige Portele 2024-2027
Michelle Walker 2024-2027
Beth Brentlinger 2023-2026
Brooke Glazener 2023-2026
Deborah Zeman 2023-2026
Emily Thorpe 2024-2026


2025 Nominations

SPOT List Nomination Form

To learn more about nomination criteria, please click the Procedures button below.


SPOT - High School History

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