Tejas Star Reading List

2014-2015 Committee

Carolyn Brewer
Alyssa Crow
Nicole Cruz, vice-chair
Anna Paola Ferate-Soto
Nora Galvan
Oralia Garza de Cortes
Carmen Grant
Perri Huntley
Brenda Huston
Nancy Lambert
Sol Lopez
Maria Medina
Monica Merritt
Maria Ovalle, chair


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The Tejas Star Reading List (TSRL) provides a recommended reading list developed by TLA member librarians from the Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL), the Children’s Round Table, Public Library Division (PLD), and the Latino Caucus. The purpose of the list is to encourage children ages 5-12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. The Tejas Star Reading List is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies.

The program began as the Tejas Star Book Award, created by the Region One ESC Library Advisory Committee. TLA's Tejas Star Reading List Task Force assumed responsibility for the list in 2012. TLA member librarians involved in selecting the 2013-2014 list were: Nicole Cruz, Nora Galvan, Perri Ann Huntley, Brenda Huston, and María Elena Ovalle.


Previous Winners of the Texas Star Book Award included:

  • 2012-2013 List: Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina
    Author: Monica Brown; Illustrator: Sara Palacios
  • 2011-2012 List: The Runaway Piggy/El cochinito fugitivo
    Author: James Luna; Illustrator: Laura Lacámara
  • 2010-2011 List: No Time for Monsters/No hay Tiempo para Monstruos
    Author: Spelile Rivas; Illustrator: Valeria Cervantes
  • 2009-2010: Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid
    Author: Xavier Garza
  • 2008-2009: Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask: A Bilingual Cuento
    Author: Xavier Garza
  • 2007-2008: Juan and the Chupacabras/Juan y el Chupacabras
    Author: Xavier Garza
Created on May 21, 2013 | Last updated July 09, 2014