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Letters About Literature

Letters about Literature is an annual national reading and writing program for students in grades 4-12.  LAL focuses on reader response and reflective writing and promotes a persona relationship between the reader and the author or book. 

2016-2017 Guidelines and Entry Form

Teachers, librarians, and parents:  Download free teaching materials, including lesson plans, assessment checklists, student writing examples, and the REQUIRED ENTRY COUPON by visiting

For more information on the 2016-2017 Letters About Literature project, visit

This annual writing contest for young readers is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress which promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers for the Book, state libraries, and other organizations.

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