RI Center for the Book

Letters About Literature 2017 Winners

Letters About Literature 2017 Winners

The Rhode Island Center for the Book at The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities honored the 2017 Letters About Literature Awards recipients at ceremonies across the state. This year over 420 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/

Level 1 Rhode Island Winners
State Winner
Kendal Bazerman

Honorable Mentions
Sommie Amaechina

Level 2
State Winner
Arya Patel

Honorable Mentions
Ben Grijalva

Level 3 
State Winner
Adelina Steinmetz

Honorable Mentions
Ayesha Khan
Delaney Bernier

Listen to Kendal Bazerman read her letter

Listen to Adelina Steinmetz read her letter