Letters About Literature
Letters About Literature is a reading and writing program administered in the Commonwealth by the Massachusetts Center for the Book and nationally by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The program asks students to write letters to authors whose work has made a significant difference in their lives.
In 2013, the Massachusetts program will be reading letters on FOUR levels:
Level I -- Grades 4 through 6
Level II -- Grades 7 and 8
Level III -- Grades 9 and 10
Level IV -- Grades 11 and 12
Commonwealth judges will select one award winner and will also name honors writers in each category representing the top one to two percent of letters received in the year in each level. The Massachusetts Center for the Book will hold its annual awards ceremony at the State House for the honorees. Awards include books, totebags, and certificates of honor.
The award winner in Levels I through III will be advanced to a national reading. (We regret that the national program is not reading letters in Grades 11 and 12 this year.) You may read more about the national program by following the link below.
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Last updated September 9, 2012