ocob 2022

Our 2022 One Community, One Book is "An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago" by best selling author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz.

This is a captivating collection of stories that will transform the way readers think about gun violence in America. Over the past 20 years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another 60,000 wounded by gunfire. The latest book by Kotlowitz examines the psychological toll gun violence takes on the spirit of individuals and communities.


Author Keynote & Book Signing

Friday, October 7

7:00 pm (CST)

W10 PBB at the University of Iowa


More information about One Community, One Book programming and book clubs will be announced at the beginning of the fall semester. If you are interested in collaborating or co-sponsoring One Community, One Book during the fall, please email us at uichr@uiowa.edu.

Nomination a Book

We will begin collecting nominations in fall 2022 for the following year.

Past OCOB Literature Selections

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