Letters About Literature

Congratulations to the 2019 Letters About Literature winners from Nevada. The following students won first place in their competition level.
Robert Chondro, Level 1 winner, from Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas for his letter to Norton Jester, author of The Phantom Tollbooth.
Ellie Lakatos, Level 2 winner, from Lawrence and Heidi Canarelli Middle School in Las Vegas for her letter to Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Gavin Markovic, Level 3 winner, from Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, for his letter to Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Nevada's first place winners will advance and be judged at the national level by The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. National-level judging concludes in late spring 2019. Read about the 2019 Letters About Literature program and the winners by downloading our press release. Next year’s competition will be announced in Fall 2019. Visit read.gov/letters for details on national awards and ceremonies.
Letters About Literature
Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12, organized by the Library of Congress. Students across the country are asked to read a book, poem, or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter the Letters About Literature competition each year, with over 23,900 entries submitted to the Library of Congress in 2019. Encouraging students to write to authors deeply engages children with the content of the books that they read and Letters About Literature encourages students to reflect and respond.
Nevada Reads and Nevada Center for the Book are programs of Nevada Humanities and are made possible with support from Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Library of Congress Center for the Book promotes books and libraries, literacy and reading, and poetry and literature. Library of Congress programs include a diverse range of events, series, lectures, partnerships, prizes, contests, and awards.