Welcome to the Iowa Center for the Book
The Iowa Center for the Book is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in Iowa by the State Librarian.
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.
“Reading is fundamental to education, our democratic society, our sense of community and self-growth. As a passionate librarian and bibliophile, I am excited to participate in this important program.”
Dallas County Library Association initiates a county-wide read project featuring numerous book discussions and appearances by award winning author William Kent Krueger whose latest book "Ordinary Grace" is the inaugural title for this ongoing program.
Iowa author Jacqueline Briggs Martin's book is Iowa's selection for the 2014 National Book Festival's Discover Great Places Through Reading Map. The book has been named to the School Library Journal's Best Books 2013 nonfiction and the 2014 ALA Notable Children's Book list.
Dear Kate DiCamillo: "Your book taught me to never stop loving...you can't let sadness and regret govern your life."
Iowa Announces 2014 Letters About Literature Winners!