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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

Jessica Hedrick, Chair 2022-2024
Kim Herrington, Administrative Assistant 2021-2024
Lauren Claymon 2023-2026
Crystal Hernandez-Drillen 2021-2024
Niki La Teer 2021-2024
Ashleigh Osborne 2023-2026
Amanda Trowbridge 2022-2025
Jessica Washington 2022-2025
Rachael Welsh 2023-2025
Shannon Whiteley 2022-2025

2025 Nominations

Thank you for your nomination. Nominations for 2025 will open in January.

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

Tayshas Operating Procedures

Tayshas History

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