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Letters About Literature


Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing promotion program for children grades 4–12, sponsored by the Montana Center for the Book at Humanities Montana, and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Each fall, we invite students to write to an author of their choosing, living or dead, whose book they have found especially meaningful. The deadline for submissions is January 12, 2018 and state and national winners are announced in the spring.

The Montana Center for the Book recognizes and awards prizes to participants at the state level. State Winners will advance to the national level judging. A panel of national judges for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress will select one National Winner per competition level to receive a $1,000 cash award. The judges will also select one National Honor per competition level to receive a $200 cash award.

For more information on how to submit your students’ work contact Brooke Beighle or go to the Library of Congress LAL site.