Mission, Texas- Mission High School (MHS) librarian, Margie Longoria will be helping guide what students in the state of Texas may be reading in the future. She has been selected to serve on a Texas Library Association (TLA) State Reading Committee.
She will be a part of the Tejas Star Reading List Committee. This committee is charged with compiling the Tejas Star Reading List, which is a recommended reading list developed by the TLA members from the Texas Association of School Librarians, Children’s Round Table, Public Libraries Division, and the Latino Caucus. The reading lists are designed to encourage children in grades 5-12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism.
“I think it is so important for kids, all kids, to see themselves represented in the books they read,” Longoria said. “Books with multicultural protagonists are on the rise in Children’s and Young Adult (YA) books and it is so exciting to see!”