PROGRAM: Letters About Literature

Presented by:
Virginia Humanities
Subject: K-12 Education, Literacy Audience: Children and Families, Educators, K-12, Youth/Teen

The annual Letters About Literature competition encourages students in grades 4-12 to read a book, poem, or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them. This program is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, Letters About Literature provides a creative way for students to engage with books while also providing teachers a method for incorporating the contest into classroom curriculum.The three state winners in Virginia will receive $100 cash, a book donated in their honor to their school or local library, and advance to national judging. In addition, they are invited to be a guest author at the March Opening Ceremony of the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville.