2018 – Something Must be Done about Prince Edward County
By: Kristen Green

2017 – Make Your Home Among Strangers
By: Jennine Capó Crucet

2016 – Just Mercy
By: Bryan Stevenson

2015 – Why We Can’t Wait
By: Martin Luther King, Jr.

2014 – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
By: William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer

2013 – Little Princes
By: Conor Grennan

2012 – Zeitoun
By: Dave Eggers

2011 – Creating a World Without Poverty
By: Muhammad Yunus

2010 – China Road
By: Rob Gifford

2009 – A Thousand Splendid Suns
By: Khaled Hosseini

2008 – The Shame of the Nation
By: Jonathan Kozol

2007 – An Inconvenient Truth
By: Al Gore

2006 – Mountains Beyond Mountains
By: Tracy Kidder

2005 – Escape From Slavery
By: Francis Bok

2004 – Nickel and Dimed
By: Barbara Ehrenreich

2003 – Falling Leaves
By: Adeline Yen Mah

2002 – The Color of Water
By: James McBride

2000-2001 – Zenzele J.
By: Nozipo Maraire

1999 – Millennium
By: Stephen Jay Gould

1998 – Snakes and Ladders
By: Gita Mehta

1997 – A Shaman’s Apprentice
By: Mark Plotkin

1996 – Things Fall Apart
By: Chinua Achebe

1995 – Ishmael
By: Daniel Quinn

1994 – The Measure of Our Success
By: Marion Wright Edelman

1993 – There Are No Children Here
By: Alex Kotlowitz

1992 – Thief of Time
By: Tony Hillerman