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Academics

Past Books and Themes

Year

Book

2017-2018 Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy
2016-2017 Kristen Iverson
Full Body Burden
2015-2016 Jeanne Marie Laskas
Hidden America
2014- 2015
Naomi Benaron
Running the Rift
2013-2014 Conor Grennan
Little Princes 
2012-2013 Rebecca Skloot
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
2011-2012 Tom Piazza
City of Refuge
2010-2011 Warren St. John
Outcasts United
2009-2010 Ann Pancake 
Strange as This Weather Has Been
2008-2009 Ishmael Beah
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
2007-2008 Helena María Viramontes
Under the Feet of Jesus
2006-2007 Martin Goldsmith
The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany
2005-2006 Tracy Kidder
Mountains Beyond Mountains
2004-2005 Mark Hertsgaard
The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World
2003-2004 Anthony Grooms
Bombingham
2002-2003 Ruth L. Ozeki
My Year of Meats
2001-2002 Mary Doria Russell
The Sparrow
2000-2001 Helen Fremont
After Long Silence
1999-2000 Alex Kotlowitz 
There Are No Children Here
1998-1999 Sharyn McCrumb
She Walks These Hills
1997-1998 Scott Russell Sanders
The Paradise of Bombs
1996-1997 Gus Lee
China Boy
1995-1996 Anna Deavere Smith
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities