Two white Cedar Rapids parents have earned love and responded to criticism in the adoption of their Black child as their TikTok following climbed. Now, they have a book deal and run social media as a full-time job.
A dark winter evening, in the middle of a pandemic, is an excellent time to curl up with a garden book and dream of spring. Here are some of my favorites, with an eye to Midwestern and Iowa gardens.
Alison Gowans, Jill Martinez and Erint Horst - Cedar Rapids Public Library Books Jan. 19, 2022 6:00 am
We analyzed the data to put together lists of the most borrowed books and digital resources to see what Cedar Rapids residents were reading, listening to and watching this year.
Community Jan. 18, 2022 6:00 am
Back by popular demand, the State Historical Society of Iowa’s book club returns this year with a new lineup of entertaining and thought-provoking books and authors.
Wendy Henrichs Books Jan. 15, 2022 7:00 am
The new year is a great time for quiet reflection and looking ahead with hope and aspirations. One new children’s book can help with that, and could serve as a new family read aloud tradition.
Books Dec. 30, 2021 7:00 am
Husband and wife duo Craig Campbell and Priscilla Steele joined forces to create a quirky children’s book about orthodontics, “The History of Orthodontics Through Time and Space.”
Books Nov. 27, 2021 6:00 am
Chuy Renteria wears many hats. He’s a key figure in the Iowa dance scene, a teacher, a father, husband, mentor, and leader in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion and now he can add author to that list.
Books Nov. 2, 2021 8:00 am
Each issue, we ask Judy Ryan, who retired after working more than 20 years at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Cedar Rapids, to share her book suggestions with our HER readers.