Wednesday, March 09, 2022

by Debbie Rosenberg

The 50th anniversary of the Iditarod started on Saturday, March 5 with a ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage, but the mushers and dogs then moved from Anchorage to Willow to begin the 10-day trek on the Northern Passage of the Iditarod Trail. 

You can follow the events at and there will also be Iditarod podcasts on iTunes and Spotify.

We have some novels and nonfiction books about the Iditarod.  Check these out!


   On thin ice by Cherry Adair

   The Wild inside by Jamey Bradbury

   Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry

   Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey



   Iditarod : the great race to Nome by Jeff Schultz 

   Iditarod Silver by Lew Freedman

   This much country : a memoir by Kristen Pace

   Father of the Iditarod : the Joe Redington story by Lew Freedman

   Iditarod dreams : a year in the life of Alaskan sled dog racer DeeDee Jonrowe by Lew Freedman and DeeDee Jonrowe

   Fast into the night : a woman, her dogs, and their journey north on the Iditarod Trail

   Winterdance : the fine madness of running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen

Debbie Rosenberg is a member of Fond du Lac Public Library's reference department.