Letters About Literature
The Ohio Center for the Book at the Cleveland Public Library sponsors the Letters About Literature contest for Ohio students.
Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing promotional program for children and young adults. 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.
Entries for this year’s contest are being accepted only until Monday, Dec. 15 for high school students, but students in grades 4-8 have until January 15, 2015. Please consider encouraging your tweens to participate. This is a great constructive activity for winter break.
A new Letters About Literature webpage is available through Ohio Center for the Book. It offers information on the contest, links to teachers guides and Common Core connections, as well as links to actual student letters and images from previous awards ceremonies.