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Academics

Past Books and Themes

Year

Theme

Book

 2013-2014  Journeys  Conor Grennan Little Princes 
2012-2013  Whose life is it anyway? Rebecca Skloot The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
2011-2012 Altered Landscapes      Tom Piazza City of Refuge
2010-2011 Searching for Home, Creating Community Warren St. John
Outcasts United
2009-2010 Cherish What Remains Ann Pancake
Strange as This Weather Has Been
2008-2009 Journeys - Lost and Found Ishmael Beah
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
2007-2008 Courage, Compassion, Commitment Helena María Viramontes
Under the Feet of Jesus
2006-2007 Art, Politics and the Survival of the Human Spirit

Martin Goldsmith
The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany

2005-2006 Beyond Self: Living with Purpose Tracy Kidder
Mountains Beyond Mountains
2004-2005 Trading Places: The U.S. As Others See US Mark Hertsgaard
The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World
2003-2004 Dreams and Disappointments

Anthony Grooms
Bombingham

2002-2003 Change. Not So Easy Ruth L. Ozeki
My Year of Meats
2001-2002 Making Contact Mary Doria Russell
The Sparrow
2000-2001 Selves and Stories, Disguise and Disclosure Helen Fremont
After Long Silence
1999-2000 Building Walls, Creating Doors Alex Kotlowitz 
There Are No Children Here
1998-1999 Legacies Sharyn McCrumb
She Walks These Hills
1997-1998 Conscience & Courage: Personal Landscapes Scott Russell Sanders
The Paradise of Bombs
1996-1997 Educating for Community:
Growing Apart and Staying Together

Gus Lee
China Boy

1995-1996 Culture, Conflict, and Community Anna Deavere Smith
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities