Letters About Literature 2012

A Reading Promotion Grant of $10,000 for your school or community library is the national prize in Letters About Literature, a writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target Stores and coordinated in New Hampshire by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library.

To enter, readers in grades 4-12 write a personal letter to an author, explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves. State winners will advance to national competition and the first-place winner for New Hampshire at each of three competition levels will receive a $100 cash prize.

Deadline for entries is January 6, 2012. To obtain the required entry coupon visit http://lal.nhbookcenter.org/. While you’re there, sign up to get email updates on the NH competition and check out the complete contest rules, a teaching supplement, winning essays from previous years, and other details.

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