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2015-2016 Common Reading Book
…y no se lo tragó la tierra
…And the Earth Did Not Devour Him

by Dr. Tomás Rivera
(Berkeley, CA: Quinto Sol, 1971; Houston: Arte Público Press, 2015)

2015-2016 Common Experience Theme
Bridged Through Stories: Shared Heritage of the United States and Mexico, an Homage to Dr. Tomás Rivera

2014-2015 Common Reading Book
Coming of Age in Mississippi
by Anne Moody
(New York: Doubleday, 1968; Bantam Dell, 1992)

2014-2015 Common Experience Theme
Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration

2013-2014 Common Reading Book
Behind Happy Faces: 
Taking Charge of Your Mental Health

by Ross Szabo and Melanie Hall
(Beverly Hills, CA: Alegra Publishing, 2007)

2013-2014 Common Experience Theme
Minds Matter: Exploring Mental Health and Illness

2012-2013 Common Reading Book
Where Am I Wearing? 
A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes

by Kelsey Timmerman
(Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012)

2012-2013 Common Experience Theme
A Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World

2011-2012 Common Reading Book
The United States Constitution: 
A Graphic Adaptation

written by Jonathan Hennessey,
art by Aaron McConnell
(New York: Hill and Wang, 2008)

2011-2012 Common Experience Theme
Freedoms: The First Amendment

2010-2011 Common Reading Book
No Impact Man
by Colin Beavan
(New York: Picador, 2009)

2010-2011 Common Experience Theme
Sustainability: Science, Policy, and Opportunity

2009-2010 Common Reading Book
A Whole New Mind: 
Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

by Daniel H. Pink
(New York: Riverhead Trade, 2006)

2009-2010 Common Experience Theme
The Whole Mind: Crossing Boundaries of Disciplines

2008-2009 Common Reading Book
Lyndon B. Johnson and the Transformation of American Politics
by John L. Bullion
(New York: Pearson Longman, 2008)

2008-2009 Common Experience Theme
Civic Responsibility and the Legacy of LBJ

2007-2008 Common Reading Book
Goodbye to a River: A Narrative
by John Graves
(New York: Alfred Knopf, 1960; Vintage, 2002)

2007-2008 Common Experience Theme
The Water Planet

2006-2007 Common Reading Book
Zoot Suit and Other Plays
by Luis Valdez
(Houston: Arte Público, 1992)

2006-2007 Common Experience Theme
Protest and Dissent

2005-2006 Common Reading Book
If I Die in a Combat Zone
by Tim O'Brien
(New York: Delacorte, 1973; Broadway Books, 1999)

2005-2006 Common Experience Theme
Courage

2004-2005 Common Reading Book
Night
by Elie Wiesel
(New York: Hill and Wang, 1960; Bantam, 1982)

2004-2005 Common Experience Theme
Hatred