Mahaska Reads 2015

Join us for Mahaska Reads 2015—a “One Community, One Book” program for residents of Mahaska County! Everyone is invited to read the same book and then come together as a community for a series of discussions and events. This year, we’ve selected two books: one for adults and one for young readers!

For Adults:
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
A story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times, it is the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.
For Young Readers:
A Long Way From Chicago
by Richard Peck
Join Joey and his sister Mary Alice as they spend nine unforgettable summers between 1929 and 1942 with the worst influence imaginable-their grandmother!