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Tayshas Current List

A high school reading list for the State of Texas.

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.

TAYSHAS takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning “friends or allies.” Written as texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the Spanish in eastern Texas applied the word to the Caddos, whom they regarded as friends and allies against the Apaches.

The goal of the TAYSHAS reading list is to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas. Students in grades 9 – 12 are encouraged to read books for pleasure from the list, which includes fiction and nonfiction titles.

2024 TAYSHAS Reading List

FULL LIST


2025 Nominations

Tayshas List Nomination Form

To learn more about nomination criteria, please click here.

Current Tayshas Nominations


YART Volunteers

Thank you to all who volunteered! Please visit the Young Adult Round Table community on Engage to learn about new committee members and officers.

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 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 conferences.

While we will keep this form active year-round, please complete the form by October 1, 2024, to be considered for 2025 positions.

YART Volunteer Form


Nominate a library worker for the YARI Award.

YARI Award Nomination Google Form

To learn more about the YARI Award, email yart@members.txla.org.

Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

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