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TAG Team Information and Permission Slip

2022-2023 T.A.G. Team List of Books

Title Author
All of Us Villains Amanda Foody
Alone Megan Freeman
Amelia Unabridged Ashley Schumacher
Any Sign of Life Rae Carson
Battle Dragons Alex London
Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls Kaela Rivera
City of Villains Estelle Laure
Daughter of the Deep Rick Riordan
Defy the Night Brigid Kemmerer
Dreams Lie Beneath Rebecca Ross
Dustborn Erin Bowman
The Elephant in the Room Holly Goldberg Sloan
Playing With Fire April Henry
Soul Lanterns Shah Kuzki
Star Fish Lisa Fipps
Stowaway John David Anderson
Ten Thousand Tries Amy Makechnie
The Kate In Between Claire Swinarski
The Last Cuentista Donna Barba Higuera
The Year of the Buttered Cat Susan Haas
Too Bright to See Kyle Lukoff
What About Will Ellen Hopkins
When the World Was Ours Liz Kessler
Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero Saadia Faruqi


T.A.G. Team

TAG Team  2022-2023

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-four TAG Team Books.  The final deadline for all books and voting to be complete is March 21st, 2023.  


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 early-September


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:


2022-2023 T.A.G. Books

Tracking My Books

Follow this link to open a spreadsheet that will allow you to keep track of your T.A.G. Team Progress


Copy of the T.A.G. Book Check Spreadsheet

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
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Blue Valley Southwest High School
17600 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221
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