Tayshas Reading Lists

2017 TAYSHAS List

Reading List (pdf)  Annotated  List (pdf)

 


2018 TAYSHAS List

Reading List (pdf) Reading List (xlsx)

Annotated List (pdf) Annotated List (xlsx)

Top Ten

Resources

 ** Designates TAYSHAS Top Ten Books** :

The top ten books were selected by the committee from the titles receiving a unanimous vote in the initial voting process.

Author Title
Albertalli, Becky The UpSide of Unrequited
Ali, S.K. Saints and Misfits
Alsaid, Ali
North of Happy
Anderson, Jodi Lynn Midnight at the Electric
Anderson, M.T.
Landscape with Invisible Hand
Anderson, Natalie C. 
City of Saints & Thieves
Bennett, Jenn Alex, Approximately
Bergstrom, Scott
The Cruelty
Bolden, Tonya
Crossing Ebenezer Creek
Braun, Melinda Avalanche
Buxbaum, Julie
What to Say Next
Chokshi, Roshani A Crown of Wishes
Colbert, Brandy
Little & Lion: a Novel
Crowley, Cath Words in Deep Blue
Damico, Gina
Waste of Space
Davis, Kenneth C.
In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives
Demetrios, Heather Bad Romance
Deuker, Carl Gutless
Devlin, Calla Tell Me Something Real
Deiderich, Philippe
Playing For the Devil's Fire
Elliott, David
Bull
Elliott, L.M.
Suspect Red
Fleming, Melissa
A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival
Forest, Laura
The Black Witch
Gardner, Whitney
You're Welcome, Universe
Garvin, Jeff
Symptoms of Being Human
Girard, M-E.
Girl Mans Up
Green, John
Turtles All the Way Down
Heilig, Heidi The Girl from Everywhere
Heiligman, Deborah
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
Hofmeister, Peter Brown                                                This Is the Part Where You Laugh
Hopkins, Ellen
The You I've Never Known
Hruby Powell, Patricia
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
Hutton, Keely Soldier Boy
Jackson, Tiffany D. 
Allegedly
Jensen, Kelly (editor)
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World
Kincaid, S.J.
The Diabolic
King, A.S.
Still Life with Tornado
Kirby, Matthew J.
A Taste for Monsters
Kun, Michael and Susan Mullen
We Are Still Tornadoes
La Valley, Josanne Factory Girl
LaCour, Nina
We Are Okay
Laskin, Pamela L.
Ronit & Jamil
Latham, Jennifer Dreamland Burning
LaZebnik, Claire
Things I Should Have Known
Lee, Fonda
Exo
Lee, Mackenzi The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Lee, Stacey Outrun the Moon
Livingston, Lesley
The Valiant
Lockhart, E.
Genuine Fraud
Magariel, Daniel
One of the Boys: a Novel
Marrin, Albert Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II
Mathieu, Jennifer Moxie
McCall, Guadalupe    Garcia                                 
Shame the Stars
McLemore, Anna Maria
When the Moon Was Ours: a Novel
Mixon, Donovan
AHGOTTAHANDLEONIT
Murphy, Julie
Ramona Blue
Noah, Trevor
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Okorafor, Nnedi
Akata Warrior
Ormsbee, Kathryn
Tash Hearts Tolstoy
O'Sullivan, Joanne
Between Two Skies
Perkins, Mitali
You Bring the Distance Near
Rekulak, Jason
The Impossible Fortress: a Novel
Roe, Robin
A List of Cages
Roth, Veronica
Carve the Mark
Saenz, Benjamin Alire The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
Sedgwick, Marcus Saint Death
Sheinkin, Steve Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
Shusterman, Neal Scythe
Smith, Clete Barrett Mr. 60%
Sones, Sonya Saving Red
Stone, Nic Dear Martin
Sutherland, Krystal Our Chemical Hearts
Thomas, Angie The Hate U Give
Vlahos, Len Life in a Fishbowl
Watson, Renee Piecing Me Together
Worsley, Lucy Maid of the King's Court
Yoon, Nicola The Sun is Also a Star
Young, Suzanne All in Pieces
Zappia, Francesca Eliza and Her Monsters
Zentner, Jeff Goodbye Days: a Novel
Zoboi, Ibi American Street

 

'TAYSHAS' takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friends or allies." Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.


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Tayshas Committee

The object 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. Click here for complete information on Tayshas policies and procedures

Chair
Amelia Lewis
(2016-2018)

amelia_lewis@roundrockisd.org
McNeil High School 
Round Rock ISD    

Administrative Assistant
Susan Schilling
(2015-2018)

Susan.Schilling@humble.k12.tx.us
Kingwood High School

Humble ISD

Dendy Farrar
(2015-2018)
J. Frank Dobie High School 
Houston
Valerie Tagoe
(2015-2018)
Woodrow Wilson High School
Dallas ISD
Diana Stephens
(2016-2019)
Union Bower Learning Center 
Irving ISD
 Kim Herrington
(2016-2019)
Turner College and Career High School
Pearland ISD
Laura Owen
(2017-2019)
Pflugerville High School
Pflugerville ISD
Irene Kistler
(2017-2020)
Alamo Heights High School
Alamo Heights ISD
Christine Lynd
(2017-2020)
Clark High School
Plano ISD
Cari Weems
(2017-2020)
Clemen High School
Clemens ISD

'TAYSHAS' takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friends or allies." Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.


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'TAYSHAS' takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friends or allies." Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.

 

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