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The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Texas Librarian Association's Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, and 8 to explore a variety of current books.


2019-2020 Texas Lone Star Books 

Texas lone star list 2019-20

 The 2019-2020 Lone Star list as well as past Lone Star lists and lists for other grade levels are located at 


Newbery Medal and Honor Books


YALSA Best of the Best Lists
http://www.ala.org/yalsa/best

Young Adult Book Disclaimer:


The goal of the Medlin Learning Commons is for students to learn to self-select books which are appealing and appropriate for them to read. Students in middle school are becoming more adept at choosing books that are appealing for them as they branch out in their reading interests. Since middle school students encompass a wide variety of ages and maturity levels, books selected for the Medlin Learning Commons are typically designated for grades 5-8 or for grades 8 and up, otherwise known as Young Adult (YA) books. YA books may contain content that is for more mature readers, such as language, violence or mature situations. These books are designated on our book shelves with a round, blue Young Adult sticker for student awareness. Students are informed about the possible mature content of these books at the beginning of the school year. Included in that discussion is the point that if they choose to check out these books, they are conveying to the library media specialist and/or library ambassadors that they have their parent's approval to do so. If a parent does not want a student to check out YA books, it is up to them to have that discussion with their child.