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Teen Reading Lists: Official Reading Lists

Here you can find young adult reading list suggestions for teens.

The Texas Lone Star reading list is developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6-8 to explore a variety of current books.

The Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List (TMGNRL) is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books.

Grades 6-8

Grades 6-12

Grades 9-12

Adult for YA

Spirit of Texas (SPOT) is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage youths in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current, quality books from Texas authors and illustrators, develop critical reading skills, and to encourage greater interaction between Texas authors and illustrators, Texas librarians, and Texas youth.

Grades 6-8

Grades 6-12

Grades 9-12

The goal of the TAYSHAS reading list is to motivate young adults to become livelong 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.

The purpose of the Texas Topaz Reading List is to provide children, teens and adults with recommended nonfiction titles that stimulate reading for pleasure and personal learning. It is intended for recreational reading and is not designed to support any particular curriculum.

Note: Titles featured from the list are what Helen Hall Library considers to be for ages 12-18. For the complete Texas Topaz Reading List, please refer to the Official TLA Lists section to the right.

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