Friday, September 21, 2012

Spirit of Texas Reading Program

Ready-made programming for schools and libraries. 
The intent behind the Spirit of Texas Reading Program is to connect teens, librarians, and teachers with Texas authors and illustrators.  The SPOT Committee strives to provide programming designed for use in both schools and public libraries.  Authors and illustrators who participate in SPOT visit schools and libraries either in person or via the Internet to discuss books and writing with students.  Through this program SPOT hopes to raise awareness of Texas author and illustrators as well as build relationships throughout the literary world.
SPOT exists at two levels: Middle School and High School with active, academic and passive programming designed for specific grade/age range.  Many thanks go out to Mrs. Andrea White for originating the idea.

Spirit of Texas 2012-2013 Featured Authors
High School
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Gail Giles
Rosemary Clement Moore
Ashley Perez
C.C. Hunter
Jennifer Ziegler
Middle School
Andrea White
Veronica Goldbach
Jennifer Archer
Karen Blumenthal
Chris BartonScott Westerfeld
While the purpose of SPOT is to raise awareness of Texas authors and illustrators, these programs can certainly be used by schools and libraries outside of Texas.

If you have questions about the 2012-2013 SPOT Program please contact:
High School - Natasha Benway
Middle School - Jennifer Smith