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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 individual collection policies.



Tayshas Bylaws
Tayshas History


Lori Arterburn, Monterey High School, Lubbock ISD, Chair
Amelia Lewis, McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD, Administrative Assistant
Diana Stephens, Union Bower Learning Center, Irving ISD
Kim Herrington, Turner College & Career High School, Pearland ISD
Laura Owen, Pflugerville High School, Pflugerville ISD
Irene Kistler, Alamo Heights High School, Alamo Heights ISD
Christine Lynd, Clark High School, Plano ISD
Cari Weems, Clemen High School, Clemens ISD
Margie Longoria, Misison High School, Mission ISD
Elizabeth Nebeker, Jersey Village High School, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD


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