“Books have wings. You can’t see them, but they are there just the same. On books’ wings, readers can soar to new places where they meet intriguing characters and experience exciting adventures. But a book’s wings can also help a reader rise above difficult situations so that they see the world – or themselves – with new understanding. Has a book touched your life in a personal way? If so, we invite you to enter this year’s LAL competition. Have you ever felt the power and lift of literature?”
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target presents Letters About Literature. There are prizes on both the state and national levels. Everyone between the grades 4th through 12th can enter. All you need to do is to read a book, fiction or nonfiction, a short story, poem, essay or speech that brings out strong emotions in you. Next write a personal, reflective letter and submit it to Letters About Literature by December 12, 2009. For more details please visit the Letters About Literature Website.