One Book Two Book 2022

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One Book Two Book 2022

February 26 - February 27

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival will offer outdoor fun for the entire family while also recognizing creative excellence of several area students, Feb. 26-27. Activities for this year’s festival will be held in person, both outside and inside, on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Our community is very supportive of young people. We know who scores the winning touchdown for City High. We celebrate students who make all-state in music for Northwest Junior High. We cheer the top debaters at Regina. But do we know the best young writers in our community?

As a UNESCO City of Literature, we rightly laud the published and soon-to-be published authors among us, but we tend to overlook the most abundant pool of talent in our area: our K-12 schools.

Recognizing and celebrating this talent is a big reason behind the City of Literature organization’s annual One Book Two Book Children’s Literature Festival. Like traditional festivals, it offers the chance for attendees — in this case, children and their families — to hear from published authors about their work. But more important is its ultimate goal: to champion writing by children.


February 26
February 27


UNESCO City of Literature
(319) 356-5245
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UNESCO City of Literature
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