Prior Common Books


Year(s) Title


2022-24 The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After Clemantine Wamariya
2020-22 The Girl With Seven Names: Escape from North Korea Hyeonseo Lee
2019 Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson
2018 Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County Kristen Green
2017 Spare Parts Joshua Davis
2015-16 The Glass Castle Jeannette Walls
2014  Where am I Eating? Kelsey Timmerman
2013 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind William Kamkwamba
2012 Where Am I Wearing Kelsey Timmerman
2010-11 Make the Impossible Possible Bill Strickland
2009 Growing Up Russell Baker
2008 Nine Hills to Nambonkaha Sarah Erdman
2007 The Creative Habit Twyla Tharp
2006 The Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell
2005 A Hope in the Unseen Ron Suskind
2004 Into The Wild Jon Krakauer

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