Iowa High School Book Award

The purpose of the Iowa High School Book Award is to promote leisure reading among Iowa high school students and to provide Iowa high school students with a diversified, quality reading list.

In March, high school students across Iowa take part in the nomination of books for the Iowa High School Book Award.  These books are reviewed by the IHSBA committee and teacher librarian volunteer readers and the list is narrowed.  During the summer, the readers read and rate the titles.  The committee members finalize the list in the fall.  The list for the next school year is released in January for the following school year.

Also in March, high school students vote for their favorite book from that year's list.  Voting needs to be submitted to the committee by February 29th.  The winning title is announced at the Iowa Association of School Librarians conference in April.


IEC Ordering

Summer Reading Information 

AND THE WINNER IS...........
5th Wave by Rick Yancy - 80 votes 




2015-2016 bookmark
Supply Order Form Here  - Checks should be made out to IASL

Questions? Please contact IHSBA committee member Kim Carlson at or Jennifer Gassman