Tayshas High School Reading List2013

Given by Texas Library Association Young Adult Roundtable

Other Names: TLA Tayshas High School Reading List
64 Works 132,644 Books 9,028 Reviews 4.0
Annual list from the Texas Library Association's Young Adult Round Table (YART).

'TAYSHAS' takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friends or allies." Written texas, texios, tejas, show more 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. 

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The History of the Tayshas List
The original idea for what would develop into the Tayshas Reading list came from Dallas area librarians, Gracelyn Shea, YART Chair, and Monta Skaggs, YART Chair-Elect. They knew they wanted a high school reading list for the State of Texas and they knew just the man to get the job done. In 1996, they approached San Antonio librarian, Jack Alton Strawn and asked him to bring their idea to life. Mr. Strawn was given just a couple of months to create the program, develop guidelines, design a logo, name the program, and find committee members. In fact, he was even given the daunting task of selecting the first list by himself so it would be ready to feature at that year’s conference. 

The Tayshas Reading List was developed to motivate young adults, grades 9-12, to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of young adult readers throughout Texas.

[Official Master List shows 1268 titles, current count 1257; Reconciliation pending. Some list years may be confused with publication years--whoops!-- reconciliation pending. Also need to add top tens for each year.]
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Stages:
All, Top Ten (110), No Stage (1,747)
Years:
All, 2024 (80), 2023 (98), 2022 (87), 2021 (79), 2020 (73), 2019 (74), 2018 (82), 2017 (74), 2016 (62), 2015 (63), 2014 (58), 2013 (64), 2012 (63), 2011 (57), 2010 (79), 2009 (70), 2008 (55), 2007 (60), 2006 (68), 2005 (61), 2004 (58), 2003 (57), 2002 (57), 2001 (56), 2000 (56), 1999 (56), 1998 (56), 1997 (54)
Announced:
December 2023: 2024 Recent

No Stage 64

WorkYear
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews2013
Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer2013
Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc Aronson2013
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi2013
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo2013
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick2013
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake2013
The Raft by S.A. Bodeen2013
The Diviners by Libba Bray2013
Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan2013
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan2013
Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor by Larry Dane Brimner2013
iBoy by Kevin Brooks2013
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson2013
Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers2013
Tempest by Julie Cross2013
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth2013
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda2013
Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon2013
The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George2013
Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould2013
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green2013
Mister Death's Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn2013
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman2013
The Night She Disappeared by April Henry2013
A Certain October by Angela Johnson2013
Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl2013
Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King2013
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour2013
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers2013
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne2013
My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt2013
Every Day by David Levithan2013
Legend by Marie Lu2013
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga2013
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson2013
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer2013
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick2013
Beyond: A Ghost Story by Graham McNamee2013
Cinder by Marissa Meyer2013
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson2013
A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix2013
Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet2013
The Knife and the Butterfly by Ashley Hope Perez2013
Desert Angel by Charlie Price2013
Boy21 by Matthew Quick2013
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi2013
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz2013
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber2013
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin2013
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater2013
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater2013
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor2013
The Loners by Lex Thomas2013
Freaks Like Us by Susan Vaught2013
The Final Four by Paul Volponi2013
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace2013
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman2013
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein2013
Variant by Robison Wells2013
The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf2013
Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson2013
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr2013
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin2013

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