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Letters about LiteratureIs there a book, a speech, or a poem which had such a great impact on you that you feel like it changed your life?  Are you in grades 4 to 12?  Why not write a letter to that author (living or dead) and explain how it affected you personally?

Letters About Literature, sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, encourages students to write to authors. Winners receive both state and national recognition.

The Indiana winners last year wrote to a variety of authors:

  • Clara Voskuil from Bloomington wrote to R. J. Palacio, the author of Wonder
  • Nicole Hentrup from Jasper wrote to Alex Haley, the author of Roots
  • Victoria Lincourt from Crawfordsville wrote to Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird

Who would YOU write to?

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Do you know a kid in Kindergarten through Grade 3 who enjoys writing and illustrating stories?  Tell them about the PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest!

Complete rules are available here. The entry form is available here. Entries can be dropped off at any Allen County Public Library location.  Every participating child will receive a special certificate of participation. Our library’s deadline to enter is April 15th, so encourage the young authors you know to sharpen their pencils — or power up their computers — and get their creative juices flowing.

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