Established in 2003, the All Iowa Reads program is one of the first projects to be provided by the Iowa Center for the Book.

The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense of unity through reading. It encourages Iowans statewide to come together within their communities to read and talk about a single book title in the same year. Libraries, book clubs, schools and other local organizations are encouraged to sponsor discussions of the title.

2022 Book Selections

2022 Adult All Iowa Reads

The Butterfly Effect
by Rachel Mans McKenny

2022 Teen All Iowa Reads
Ages 12-18

What I Carry
by Jennifer Longo

2022 Kids All Iowa Reads
Ages 8-12

The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane
by Kate O’Shaughnessy