The 2022 nomination process is now closed. Stay tuned in spring to hear more about the selection and how to get involved in planning!


We'd love to hear your ideas for the 2022 One Community, One Book selection! Please submit your suggestion by Friday, January 7 at noon (CST) using this form.

Selection criteria we use:

  • Foster exploration and discussion of pressing human rights issue(s)
  • Be inclusive and reflective of a diverse readership
  • Be accessible to adults and high school students
  • Lend itself to opportunities for meaningful local action
  • Be available in paperback and preferably also unabridged audio, e-book, and large print
  • Be published within the last five years

Strong preference is given to books in which the author is available and accessible to visit the Iowa City area for in-person readings and discussions.

We anticipate announcing the selection in Mid-March 2022.