"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats
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The Texas Bluebonnet Award and reading program were established in 1979 to encourage Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and identify their favorite books. Two committees within the Texas Library Association have the responsibility for selecting and publicizing the books eligible for this annual award. They are the Texas Bluebonnet Program Committee and the Texas Bluebonnet Selection Committee. Together these two committees create and coordinate the activities associated with the TBA Program, which is jointly sponsored by the Children’s Round Table and the Texas Association of School Librarians. The work of the two committees is directed by the Texas Bluebonnet Coordinator and the Library Association Executive Board.