The Lone Star reading list encourages students in grades 6-8 to read for pleasure. The Texas Library Association sponsors this list, as well as the 2x2 book list (ages 2 through grade 2), the Bluebonnet Award (grades 3-6), and the Tayshas book list (high school). Students vote for their favorite books from master lists, a process which provides educators, parents, and writers with insight into young students' reading preferences. New reading lists are released in November.