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SPOT Authors and Programming Resources

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

*Click the author photo for an introductory video.

Recommended for Middle School

Author Saadia Faruqi

Author K.A. Holt

 

Author Julie Murphy

*Photo Credit: Christy Archibald

Saadia Faruqi

A Place at the Table

A Thousand Questions

https://saadiafaruqi.com/

K.A. Holt

BenBee and the Teacher Griefer

https://kaholt.com/

Julie Murphy

Dear Sweet Pea

www.imjuliemurphy.com

Recommended for both Middle School and High School

Author Christina Soontornvat

Author Monica Hesse

Christina Soontornvat

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

A Wish in the Dark

https://soontornvat.com/

Monica Hesse

The War Outside

https://www.monicahesse.com

 

Recommended for High School

Author Katherine McGhee

*Photo Credit: Chris Bailey Photography

Author Kim Johnson

*Photo Credit: JBOY Photography

Author Jeff Abbott

Katharine McGee

American Royals

Majesty

https://katharinemcgee.com/

Kim Johnson

This is My America

https://www.kcjohnsonwrites.com/

Jeff Abbott

Blame

https://jeffabbott.com/

 

Spirit of Texas TeachingBooks Resources

 


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