2016 Letters About Literature Awards

The Rhode Island Center for the Book at The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities honored the 2016 Letters About Literature Awards recipients at ceremonies across the state.This year over 450 Rhode Island students sent letters to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, responding to the prompt: Write a personal letter to an author whose work (either fiction or nonfiction) changed your view of the world or yourself. Close to 50,000 young readers from across the country participated in the national contest sponsored by the Center for the Book at the U.S. Library of Congress http://read.gov/letters/

Charlie Boucher of De La Salle Middle School in Providence, RI is a 2016 Level 1 National Honors winner!  Read Charlie’s letter

Level 1 Rhode Island Winners

State Winner
Charlie Boucher wrote to Kathryn Erskine, author of Mockingbird

Honorable Mentions
Kelsie Labsan wrote to Brian Selznick, author of Wonderstruck
Sophie Rockwell wrote to J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings

Level 2

State Winner
Adelina Steinmetz wrote to J.K. Rowling about the Harry Potter Series

Honorable Mentions
Jane Josefowicz wrote to Sally Warner, author of How to be a Real Person (in Just One Day)
Amiya Mandapati wrote to E.L. Konigsburg, author of The View from Saturday

Level 3 

State Winner
Isabel Medeiros wrote to Keith Graves, author of Three Nasty Gnarlies

Honorable Mentions
Natalie Landau wrote to Emily Pearson, author of Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed
Michael Gibson-Prugh wrote to Nelson DeMille, author of The Charm School

 

Photos from the ceremonies!

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