This national reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12 is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Rhode Island students join 70,000 correspondents from across the nation in writing to authors who have made an impact on their lives. Winners receive national recognition and prizes. Rhode Island students in grades 4 – 12 are invited to take the Letters About Literature challenge by writing a personal letter to an admired author – someone who has written a book that has been an inspiration for change in their lives. By encouraging personal reader response and reflective writing, Letters About Literature supports meaningful reading and helps to create and celebrate successful writers.