Congratulations to the 2015 NH LAL Winners!

Zachary Cassidy, a fourth grader at Infant Jesus School (Nashua), wrote the 2015 Level I NH winning letter to Robert Lawson.

Emmy Goyette, a student in the eighth grade at Oyster River Middle School (Durham), wrote the letter that was selected as the 2015 Level II NH winning letter to Laurie Halse Anderson.

Joonho Jo, a tenth grader at Philips Exeter Academy, wrote the 2015 Level III NH winning letter to Chinua Achebe

A complete list of the 2015 NH semi-finalists is available on the Letters About Literature website. 

NOTE: This post was updated 5/18/2015 to include working links to all 3 winning letters.


Book of the Week #20

Educators & Agitators: Selected Works of 19th Century Women Writers from a Small New Hampshire Town. Compiled and edited by Larry Sullivan; artwork by Mimi Wiggin (Warner, NH: Warner Historical Society, 2013)
"In this book, you will find sixty-two selected works by fifteen of Warner's 19th century women authors. I must admit that, with a few exceptions, I preferred the work of these women authors over the works of the men writers. Before each author's selected works there is a brief thumbnail biography. ... You will be surprised at the variety of topics in these writings. They reveal tidbits about 19th century life in our community as well as a view of the issues that women faced." (from the Foreword)

Larry Sullivan, an historian who lives in Warner with his wife, the artist Mimi Wiggin will be speaking on July 11, 2015 as part of the Tory Hill Authors' Series.


Book of the Week #19

When Eagles Roar: The Amazing Journey of an African Wildlife Adventurer by James Alexander Currie with Bonnie J. Fladung; illustrated by Margo Gabrielle Damian (Ukhozi Press, 2014)

Bonnie Fladung and Margo Gabrielle Damian are both New Hampshire residents. James Alexander Currie will be at the Harris Nature Center in Hancock on May 16, 2015 to talk about his adventures.
"Follow the daring life journey of James Currie as his love of birds, wildlife and craving for adventure lead him into humorous and life threatening situations. James captures the essence of what it means to be African today, facing everything from the Big Five to the vestiges of apartheid to the AIDS epidemic.
He details his own journey overcoming physical challenges and finding the balance between following passions and what’s important in life." --Publisher's blurb