All Iowa Reads

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 senseĀ of unity through reading. We encourage Iowans statewide to come together in 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.

The Boys in the Bunkhouse by Dan Barry (book cover) The Boys in the Bunkhouse: servitude and Salvation in the heartland by Dan Berry is the 2018 All Iowa Reads title.

"A full-length account of the author's prize-winning New York Times story chronicles the exploitation and abuse case of a group of developmentally disabled workers, who for 25 years, were forced to work under harrowing conditions for virtually no wages until tenacious advocates helped them achieve their freedom,"--NoveList.

Additional information about All Iowa Reads, including past book choices, is available at the Iowa Center for the Book.