Reddie Read

Past Reddie Read Selections

Past Reddie Read Selections and Nominees

* - Indicates the selected Reddie Read title for that year.


  • The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez*
  • The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • Educated by Tara Westover


  • The 15:17 to Paris by Anthony Sadler, Alex Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern
  • The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui*
  • Trampoline by Robert Gipe




  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie (author cancelled event due to health)
  • Wine to Water: How One Man Saved Himself While Trying to Save the World, by Doc Hendley
  • Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, by Jon Krakauer


  • No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process, by Colin Beavan
  • Wine to Water: How One Man Saved Himself While Trying to Save the World, by Doc Hendley
  • March: Book One, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell *
  • Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me, by Jerry McGill
  • A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, by Josh Neufeld



  • The Laramie Project, by Moisés Kauffman and the Tectonic Theatre Project *
  • The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health - And a Vision for Change, by Annie Leonard
  • Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make our Clothes, by Kelsey Timmerman
  • Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness, by Touré


  • How Does It Feel to Be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America, by Moustafa Bayoumi
  • Another Day in Paradise: International Humanitarian Workers Tell Their Stories, by Carol Bergman
  • War, by Sebastian Junger
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt
  • Brooklyn: A Novel, by Colm Toibin
  • Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls *


  • A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah *
  • Juno & Juliet: A Novel, by Julian Gough
  • Outcast United: An American Town, A Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference, by Warren St. John
  • Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives, by Jim Sheeler
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot


  • The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
  • The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
  • When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka *
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
  • The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls


  • Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
  • Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
  • Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three, by Mara Leveritt
  • Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi *
  • Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-mile Diet, by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon


  • The Pact, by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Lisa Frazier Page
  • Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • The Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Because They Wanted To, by Mary Gaitskill
  • Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario *


  • In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez
  • The River Why, by David James Duncan
  • Never Cry Wolf, by Farley Mowat *
  • The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien
  • Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser
  • Maus, by Art Spiegelman