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Letters About Literature 2013

2013 Letters About Literature Contest

RI Letters About Literature 2013 Winners & Honorable Mentions

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 .

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