The following resources are provided for student / parent use. The hyperlinks can be used to access additional reading, literacy and summer enrichment resources. These resources are provided for your convenience and are not endorsed by the Houston Astros Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy, Houston Astros LLC, Astros In Action Foundation, the Major League Urban Youth Foundation, the member clubs of Major League Baseball, or the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball.

Texas Library Association Reading Lists

Expertly curated reading lists and programs for ages 2 - 102 - from fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, to picture books, bilingual and multicultural lists.

American Library Association – Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience. Further, the Award encourages the artistic expression of the black experience via literature and the graphic arts in biographical, social, and historical treatments by African American authors and illustrators.

Association for Library Service to Children – Summer Reading List

ALSC's Quicklists Consulting Committee has updated our Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles! The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool, K-2nd, 3rd- 5th and 6th-8th grade students.

Association for Library Service to Children – Graphic Novels Reading List

Bold, bright, and filled with engaging reads, these three lists cover age ranges including kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade and 6th to 8th grade. Graphic novels on this list are defined as a full-length story told in paneled, sequential, graphic format. The lists include classics as well as new titles that have been widely recommended and well-reviewed, and books that have popular appeal as well as critical acclaim. (Printing note - select "booklet" in print settings if needed)

Association for Library Service to Children – Día Reading List

The Día booklists provide engaging stories representing a variety of cultures and backgrounds to share with children from birth through 8th grade. #diatogether #bookjoy

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Log the books you read, your daily reading hours and complete our online reading challenges to rack up total reading time. Watch the leaderboard for your name. The top 1000 Reliant Readers will receive a ticket to a Astros home game in August to celebrate!