Texas Library Association Reading Lists

The Texas Library Association reading lists have been annouced. Highlights include…

2X2 list: Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, illustrated by Abby Carter (Candlewick)(author interview).

Bluebonnet list: The Blue Ghost by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Suling Wang (Random House)(author interview); Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum)(author interview); The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin (Little Brown)(author interview); and Ballet of the Elephants by Leda Schubert, illustrated by Robert Parker (Roaring Brook)(author interview).

Lone Star list: Shug by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster)(recommendation); Airball: My Life in Briefs by Lisa Harkrader (Roaring Brook)(author interview); The Wizard, the Witch, and Two Girls from Jersey by Lisa Papademetriou (Razorbill)(author interview); and Notes from the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick (Scholastic)(author interview).

Tayshas list (PDF): Desert Crossing by Elise Broach (Henry Holt)(author interview); Copper Sun by Sharon Draper (Atheneum); What Are You Afraid Of? Stories About Phobias edited by Donald R. Gallo (Candlewick); What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles (Little Brown)(author interview)(recommendation); An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Penguin); Strong at Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse by Carolyn Lehman (FSG)(author interview); A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone (Random House)(author interview); Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (Razorbill)(author interview); and The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin (Dial)(author interview).