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TAG Team Information and Permission Slip

2020-2021 T.A.G. Team List of Books

Title Author
Charlie Thorne and The Last Equation Stuart Gibbs
Count Me In Varsha Bajaj
Fireborne Rosaria Munda
Four Dead Queens Astrid Scholte
Free Lunch Rex Ogle Norton
Genesis Begins Again Alicia D. Williams
Hope And Other Punch Lines Julie Buxbaum
It's the End of the World as I Know It Matthew Landis
Mike Andrew Norriss
New Kid Jerry Craft Quill
Ordinary Hazards Nikki Grimes
Other Words for Home Jasmine Warga
Pan's labyrinth : the labyrinth of the faun Guillermo Del Toro
Skyjacked Paul Griffin
Spin Lamar Giles
The Bone Houses Emily Lloyd-Jones
The Bridge Home Padma Venkatraman
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Ben Philippe
The How & The Why Cynthia Hand
The Line Tender Kate Allen Dutton
The Lonely Dead April Henry
The Lovely And The Lost Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Unteachables Gordon Korman
To Night Owl From Dogfish Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer
White Rose Kip Wilson Versify


T.A.G. Team

TAG Team  2021-2022

What is TAG Team?

TAG Team is a voluntary reading group that meets to discuss books they have read from the TAG Team list and posts comments about the books within a private Canvas class online.  In the spring, TAG Team members have the opportunity to vote for their favorite TAG Books and these books then become the “Trendy Twelve” books for the following school year. TAG Team members earn community service hours (2 hours for each book read), (.5 hours for each lunch meeting), and (.5 hours for online discussions within Canvas).


Who creates the TAG Team List of Books?

School Library Media Specialists within the Blue Valley School District read possible books over the summer and meet to discuss and select the final list of TAG books.


Who can participate and what are the requirements?

Any 7th or 8th grade student who commits to reading the list of TAG Team books as well as attending the lunch meetings and discussions along with posting reviews on the Canvas site can participate.  You must commit to reading twelve of the twenty-five TAG Team Books.  The final deadline for all books and voting to be complete is March 18th, 2021.  


All books are to be rated in the following manner:

5 = very highly recommended                2 = adequate, fair

4 = highly recommended                 1 = poor

3 = average                         0 = not appropriate


When does TAG team meet?

TAG Team will meet monthly in the library during lunch with Mr. Hume.  The first meeting will be announced in mid-October.


How do I join TAG team?

Please complete the parent permission form indicating your commitment to TAG team and the requirements and return it to Mr. Hume as soon as possible.  You may fill in the online form, located at



Please join the Canvas “Class” where we will hold our Tag Team Activities.  You can join this group at this link:


Please sign up for the REMIND group in order to receive updates and announcements.

2021-2022 T.A.G. Nominees

2019-2020 T.A.G. Team Books

Johnson County Public Library TAG Team List

Library Media Specialist

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Bill Hume
Blue Valley M.S.
5001 W 163rd Terrace
Overland Park, KS