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Access a PDF of the 2016 Letters about Literature guidelines here!

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students read a book, poem, or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. These letters are then judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year.

Visit the Letters About Literature page here.

For teachers, the National Center for the Book has provided a Teaching Guide (PDF).

National Winners

State Winners