Past Common Reads:

  • The Privileged Poor:  How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students - Anthony Abraham Jack
  • The Poet X - Elizabeth Acevedo
  • The Fifth Diamond - Irene Weisberg Zisblatt
  • Becoming Nicole:  The Transformation of an American Family - Amy Ellis Nuit
  • The Sun Does Shine:  How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row - Anthony Ray Hinton
  • The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After – Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil
  • Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention – Jamal Joseph
  • The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah
  • Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor – James J. O’Connell
  • Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream – Joshua Davis
  • Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation – Eli Clare
  • There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America – Alex Kotlowitz
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
  • Under the Overpass – Mike Yankoski
  • The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Say You Are One of Them – Uwem Akpan