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The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is comprised of reading members responsible for nominating and selecting titles for The Trendy 12.
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What is TAG and how do I participate?

TAG, which stands for Teen Advisory Group, is for students with a voracious appetite for reading. This group is responsible for reading 25 - 30 novels between September and March and for selecting the 2017-2018 Trendy Twelve titles promoted across the district.  This group will also plan and facilitate some extracurricular library activities associated with library programs and promoting reading to our PSMS community. TAG meets monthly during lunch from September to May.  You may earn community service hours for this activity -- 1 hour for each meeting or event attended, and 2 hours for each TAG book read and reviewed. This group is best suited to serious readers who can make the commitment to reading 25-30 books rather quickly. In addition, you will be invited to the Chocolate Fountain Party in May to celebrate the Trendy 12.

This year we will be using Edmodo to track and discuss our books outside of our meetings. We will also use Edmodo to plan library activities and events. Because we meet during lunch, these forums give us the chance to meet as an entire group virtually. 8th grade members are challenged to create and organize a charitable event around reading & books to give back to our community and promote the love of reading. I will use REMIND and your student email to communicate TAG information and it is your responsibility to check regularly!

As a reader selector, you have the opportunity to help choose books for the 2017-2018 Trendy Twelve List.  The books are selected to provide quality reading for Prairie Star Middle School students as well other Blue Valley middle school students.  With that in mind, there are a wide variety of tastes and interests.  The Trendy Twelve is open to any PSMS student. The titles on the reader/selector list include a balance of reading genres, ages, and interest levels.  Not all titles will be equally suitable for sixth grade participants.  There are 25 books on our list with 5 additional books

TAG titles are available at the PSMS library and at the Johnson County public library.

Every vote affects the outcome, so it is very important that you read ALL the books on our list!  Remember, you are not just reading for your personal taste but to select those books that will appeal to a wide variety of our students at PSMS and across the district.

 Upon completion of a service project, students may receive 1 hour for each meeting/event attended plus 2 hours for each TAG book read and reviewed on Edmodo


Sign Up online @ 

Information Packet and lunch order (turn in order form to the library with your check)

 Remind -- sign up for reminders of meetings!

EDMODO -- sign up to log your reviews for community service points

PSMS Edmodo Code: xdshrn

District Edmodo Code: vqv9mw

Goodreads -- optional

request to join the group PSMS Panthers and send friend request to lisanocita




    A Night Divided
    Somewhere There is Still a Sun
    The Poe Estate
    The Seventh Most Important Thing
    Adrift Star selection
    Echo Star selection
    Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Star selection
    Six of Crows Star selection
    The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Star selection
    The Honest Truth Star selection
    The Leveller Star selection
    Tracked Star selection
    5 to 1
    All American Boys
    An Ember in the Ashes
    Big Game
    Court of Fives
    Crown of Three
    House Arrest
    Ice Breaker
    Keepers of the Labyrinth
    No Such Person
    Red Queen
    Salt to the Sea
    School for Sidekicks
    Seven Second Delay
    The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden
    The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall
    The Lightning Queen
    The Murk
    The Thing About Jellyfish

    Meeting Dates 2016-17

    September 22

    October 13

    November 17

    December 15

    January 19

    February 23

    March 23 – Voting Day

    TAG nominees @ the Johnson County Library

    All TAG nominees and Trendy 12 titles are available through the Johnson County Public Library





    STAR Selections

    These are additional titles unique to our PSMS TAG list

    Griffin, Paul Adrift Star selection
    Ryan, Pam Muñoz Echo Star selection
    Sheinkin, Steve Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Star selection
    Bardugo, Leigh Six of Crows Star selection
    Hoose, Phillip The Boys Who Callenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Star selection
    Gemeinhat, Dan The Honest Truth Star selection
    Durango, Julia The Leveller Star selection
    Martin, Jenny Tracked Star selection

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