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Symptoms of Being Human was named on the 2018 Texas Library Association’s TAYSHAS Reading list. The list also includes bestsellers like Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, and more.

The Tayshas Reading List was developed to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas. ‘TAYSHAS’ takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning “friends or allies.” Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.

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Jeff Garvin

Author of SYMPTOMS OF BEING HUMAN and THE LIGHTNESS OF HANDS. Cohost of THE HERO'S JOURNEY podcast. Rock musician, D&D geek, aspiring revolutionary.

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