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.
SPOT List Committee
Chair: Lauren Scott (2022-2024)
Past Chair: Chari Kauffman, Chair (2022-2023)
Administrative Assistant: Karyn Lewis (2021-2024) – non voting member
Brenda Henricks (2021-2024)
Nelly Barrera Manzetti (2020-2023)
Sandra Naranjo (2021-2024)
Lesley Nickelson (2020-2023)
Heather Rowan (2021-2024)
Karen Storrie (2020-2023)
Kimberly Warwick (2021-2024)
Tracy Williams (2020-2023)
Click the button below to submit a nomination for the 2024 Spirit of Texas Reading List .
Ready to take your love of reading young adult books to the next level? Volunteering for one of YART’s reading committee lists allows you the opportunity to help curate a diverse list of books that meet the needs of all young adults in Texas. You can also volunteer for one of YART’s executive board positions to help advocate for YA reading, publicize reading lists, work with publishers, and plan for conferences.
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