2013 Letters About Literature Contest
On June 3, 2013 the RI Letters About Literature awards ceremony was held at the William Hall Public Library in Cranston, RI. In case you missed the ceremony, we filmed it! See all of the videos below:
Introduction by RI Education Commissioner Deborah Gist
RI Level 1 State Winner Sokeara Sanford
RI Level 2 State Winner Elena Serrano
RI Level 3 State Winner Allison Paul
Keynote Speaker: RI Author Peter Johnson
Letters About Literature 2013 Booklet
Background: Approximately 50,000 young readers from across the country participated in the 2013 Letters About Literature reading promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and promoted locally by the Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Over 700 letters from Rhode Island students were submitted, describing how an author’s work–novel, nonfiction, poetry–changed their view of the world or helped them realize something that they didn’t know about themselves.
The Letters: Included in this publication are the letters of the Rhode Island Winners and Honorable Mentions, and the names of all the Semifinalists. The State Winners advanced to compete at the national level. Those winners are posted on the Library of Congress web site at http://www.read.gov/cfb .