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Book cover: Coming of Age in Mississippi

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

2014-2015 Common Reading Book
Coming of Age in Mississippi
by Anne Moody

(New York: Doubleday, 1968; Bantam Dell, 1992)

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Book cover: Behind Happy Faces2013-2014 Common Experience Theme
Minds Matter: Exploring Mental Health and Illness

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)

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Book cover: Where Am I Wearing?2012-2013 Common Experience Theme
A Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World

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)

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Book cover: The United States Constitution2011-2012 Common Experience Theme
Freedoms: The First Amendment

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)

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Book cover: No Impact Man2010-2011 Common Experience Theme
Sustainability: Science, Policy, and Opportunity

2010-2011 Common Reading Book
No Impact Man
by Colin Beavan

(New York: Picador, 2009)

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Book cover: A Whole New Mind2009-2010 Common Experience Theme:
The Whole Mind: Crossing Boundaries of Disciplines

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)

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Book cover: Lyndon B. Johnson and the Transformation of American Politics2008-2009 Common Experience Theme
Civic Responsibility and the Legacy of LBJ

2008-2009 Common Reading Book
Lyndon B. Johnson and the Transformation of American Politics
by John L. Bullion

(New York: Pearson Longman, 2008)

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Book cover: Goodbye to a River2007-2008 Common Experience Theme
The Water Planet

2007-2008 Common Reading Book
Goodbye to a River: A Narrative
by John Graves

(New York: Alfred Knopf, 1960; Vintage, 2002)

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Book cover: Zoot Suit and Other Plays2006-2007 Common Experience Theme
Protest and Dissent

2006-2007 Common Reading Book
Zoot Suit and Other Plays
by Luis Valdez

(Houston: Arte Publico, 1992)

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Book cover: If I Die in a Combat Zone2005-2006 Common Experience Theme

2005-2006 Common Reading Book
If I Die in a Combat Zone
by Tim O’Brien

(New York: Delacorte, 1973; Broadway Books, 1999)

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Book cover: Night2004-2005 Common Experience Theme

2004-2005 Common Reading Book
Elie Wiesel

(New York: Hill and Wang, 1960; Bantam, 1982)

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