Crack open a book with your fellow Iowans

Back in October, the State Library of Iowa announced the books for its 2024 “All Iowa Reads” program. Now that the new year is officially here, you and your book clubs can get right to it.

The program is designed to get Iowans of all ages reading, talking and building a sense of community. And all three titles for 2024 are at the Des Moines Public Library.

The Seed Keeper” by Diane Wilson follows an Indigenous woman named Rosalie Iron Wing as she navigates a tumultuous life after her father’s disappearance.

Hollow Fires” by Samira Ahmed centers on high-schooler Safiya Mirza, who dreams of becoming a journalist. Her next big story? Exposing the truth about who murdered her younger classmate.

Tumble” by Celia C. Pérez follows 12-year-old Adela “Addie” Ramírez as she discovers a long-lost family and what it means to be part of something bigger. Special readalong kits are available to help younger readers.

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