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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 2014, we return to the customary THREE categories for entries.

Level I -- Grades 4 through 6
Level II -- Grades 7 and 8
Level III -- Grades 9 through 12

IMPORTANT: Please note the new deadlines for submission of letters specified in the guidelines. Also please pay special attention to the requirement that all submissions follow the personal (i.e. "friendly") letter format. You can view a sample of the letter format HERE.

Download Massachusetts guidelines.

Teachers: You may download a Word document that includes 3 entry coupons HERE. If you "enable editing" you will be able to type in your contact information on the coupons before printing out enough copies to attach to your students' letters.

Visit LAL National Program site.

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Last updated September 19, 2014