PROGRAM: Letters about Literature

Presented by:
Maine Humanities Council
Local Partner: K-12 Institutions Subject: Cross-Cultural Understanding, History, K-12 Education, Literacy, Other Audience: Educators, K-12, Youth/Teen

Has a book changed how you think about the world or yourself? Begins the Maine Humanities Council’s webpage on Letters about Literature, an annual national reading and writing program organized by the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book. Students in grades 4-12 enter the program contest through writing a letter to the author (living or dead) of their favorite book, poem, or short story and then describe how the book moved or changed them.

State contest winners are selected and then the Library of Congress chooses a national winner from the state winners from each level. State winners receive a cash prize of $100. National winners receive $1,000. Subscribe to the Maine’s 2017 Letters about Literature mailing list to receive information for the 2017 contest, including deadlines and updated teacher and curriculum materials.