All Iowa Young Adult Read

Established in 2003, the All Iowa Reads program is one of the first projects to be provided by the Iowa Center for the Book.  In 2018 All Iowa Reads was expanded to included an All Iowa Kids Read and an All Iowa Young Adults Read selection.

The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense 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.

2018 All Iowa Young Adult Read

The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse (book cover) Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke, a 'finder' of black market goods, is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding. The girl has seemingly vanished into thin air. Hanneke is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl."-- Provided by publisher.