Previous  Hastings Reads Themes
2007:  Families and Racism: Stories of Hardship and Strength
                            My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers  by Christine King Farris
                           The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963  by Christopher Paul Curtis
                           To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee
2008:  The Environment 
                           Planet Patrol  by Marybeth Lorbecki
                           Flush  by Carl Hiaasen
                           Field Guide from a Catastrophe:  Man,  Nature and Climate Change   by Elizabeth Kolbert
2009:  The Stories We Tell
                          The Legend of Minnesota  by Kathy-jo Wargin
                          Code Talker  by Joseph Bruchac
                          The Things They Carried  by Tim O'Brien
 2010:  Minnesota Charm
                          Up North at the Cabin  by Marsha Wilson Chall
                          Saturday Night Dirt  by Will Weaver
                          Leaving Home  by Garrison Keillor

 2011:  Coming to America: The Immigrant Experience
              My Name is Sangoel  by Karen Williams
                          Home of the Brave  by Katherine Applegate
                          Little Cricket by Jackie Brown
                          Tortilla Curtain by T. C.  Boyle

 2012:  The Civil War: Why We Remember
                   B is for Battle Cry by Patricia Bauer
                   Iron Thunder by Avi
                   The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

 2013:   It's a Dog's Life
                            Emmy of Whistling Well Farm by Charlie Johnson 
                   On the Road by Lucy Nolan 
                   Racing in the Wind by Garth Stein
                   The Art of Racing in the Wind by Garth Stein

 2014:   Bounce: Stories of Resilience
                   The Fault in our Stars by John Green
                   Wonder by R.J. Palacio
                   Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg

 2015:   Journeys: Riding the Orphan Trains
                   Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline
                   Rodzina by Karen Cushman
                   Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting

2016:   Making Connections
                   The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins
                   The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
                   Emmy and the Rude Rooster by Charlie Johnson

2017:   The Japanese American Experience
                    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
                    Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai
                    A Place Where Sunflowers Grow by Amy Lee-Tai

2018:   Refugee Voices
                   The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang
                    Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
                    Their Great Gift by John Coy and Wing Young Huie

2019:   All Are Welcome
                   Dear Martin by Nic Stone
                    Posted by John David Anderson
                    Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
                    Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun
 by Maria Dismondy

2020:   Speaking, Listening, & the Space In Between
                   Some Places More Than Others by Renee Watson 
                   Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson 
                   Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds