a National Reading and Writing Promotional Program for children
and young adults
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership
with Target Stores and in cooperation with affiliate state centers
for the book, invites readers in grades 4 through 12 to enter
Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing
contest. To enter, readers write a personal letter to an author,
living or dead, from any genre-- fiction or nonfiction, contemporary
or classic, explaining how that author's work changed the student's
way of thinking about the world or themselves. There are three
competition levels: Level I for children in grades 4 through
6; Level II for grades 7 and 8, and Level III, grades 9 - 12.
Winners, announced in the spring of each year, receive cash awards at the national and state levels. For information contact the LAL Project Director at email@example.com, phone/fax: 570-675-3305.
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