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Previous Literature Selections

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air  2017

by Paul Kalanithi

How We Got to Now Book Cover

2016 How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

by Steven Johnson

Emerald Mile

The Emerald Mile 2015

by Kevin Fedarko


2014 Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind 2013

by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

The Beast in the Garden

2012 The Beast in the Garden

by David Baron


Zeitoun 2011

by Dave Eggers


2010 Outcasts United

by Warren St. John

Barefoot Heart

Barefoot Heart 2009

by Elva Trevino Hart

Long Way Gone

2008 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

by Ishmael Beah


Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science 2007

by Atul Gawande


2006 Warriors Don't Cry

by Melba Pattillo Beals


When the Emperor Was Divine 2005

by Julie Otsuka


2004 A Hope in the Unseen

by Ron Suskind


May Out West 2003

by May Swenson