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The goal of the Tayshas project is to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas.

The TAYSHAS High School Reading List Committee coordinates activities associated with the TAYSHAS program, a reading incentive program designed for young adults in Texas, grades 9-12, who are encouraged to read books for pleasure from a selected reading list prepared by the TAYSHAS Committee. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their collection policies.

Collection Development Statement
The TAYSHAS 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

Shannon Whiteley, Chair 2024-2026
Jessica Hedrick, Administrative Assistant 2024-2027
Dustan Archer 2024-2027
Dani Fouser 2024-2027
Lauren Claymon 2023-2026
Ashleigh Osborne 2023-2026
Amanda Trowbridge 2022-2025
Jessica Washington 2022-2025
Amanda Galliton 2023-2025
Linda Martinez 2024-2025

2025 Nominations

Tayshas List Nomination Form

To learn more about nomination criteria, click on the Tayshas Operating Procedures below.

Tayshas Operating Procedures

Tayshas History

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