Letters About Literature

Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress (LOC). Students in 4th – 12th grades write a letter to any author explaining how that author’s book changed their way of thinking about the world or themselves.

The LOC asks teachers to allow students to choose a book that is meaningful to them and asks students to explain *why* or *how* the book was significant to them instead of summarizing the plot. The focus of a participant’s letter is to make clear the connection one has with a book.

There are three competition levels: Level I for 4th-6th graders, Level II for 7th-8th graders, and Level III for 9th-12th graders.

The official entry form with guidelines is available on the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress website: http://www.read.gov/letters/states-list.html#oregon. All entries must be received at the Library of Congress by December 9, 2017.

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