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"I have been passionate about All Iowa Reads titles since I led adult programming at the Orange City Public Library. I felt it was important for our book club to take part in the All Iowa Reads Program so they felt like they were part of a larger community."
Call for nominations for the 2015 ICB Literacy Award! Iowa organizations eligible for the 2015 Award include non-profits, faith-based organizations, and public libraries.
Eighteen students named Iowa winners in national reading/writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Iowa Center for the Book, a program of Iowa Library Services/State Library
A creative collaboration between the Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Iowa Center for the Book has been funded by the Iowa Center for the Book Foundation. Libraries which may be limited by local financial resources are eligible to borrow the display for learning and enjoyment by children and adults alike.
Congratulations to Robin Oliveira! Her stunning Civil War epic is about a young headstrong midwife determined to become a surgeon striving to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine. Fully drawn characters, family conflicts, the politics of war, and achieving humane medical care in the aftermath of violence are some of themes that will be at the center discussions among hundreds of Iowans during 2015.