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Content about Letters About Literature

November 10, 2015

Last call for LAL entries! All submissions must be postmarked by Monday, January 11. 

Enter the Letters About Literature (LAL) contest today. It is a great way to get your young people to think critically about something they've read and how and why it made them see the world or themselves differently. LAL meets Common Core Standards for writing, too!

October 14, 2015

4th-12th graders are encouraged to READ!, BE INSPIRED!, and WRITE! Entry deadline is January 11, 2016.

Enter the Letters About Literature (LAL) contest today! It is a great way to get your young people to think critically about something they've read and how and why it made them see the world or themselves differently. LAL meets Common Core Standards for writing, too!

April 15, 2015

Young writers from Memphis and Christiana shine in this year's contest. Congratulations to all nine winners! Read the winning letters here.

Young writers from Memphis and Christiana shine in this year's contest. Congratulations to all nine winners! Read the winning letters here

October 13, 2014

Attention all students, educators, and parents: the official guidelines for the 2015 Letters About Literature contest are now available. Encourage your 4th-12th grader to enter today! LAL meets Common Core Standards for Writing and can be easily incorporated into the classroom. You can download the complete entry form and guidelines here.

Enter the Letters About Literature (LAL) contest today. It is a great way to get your young people to think critically about what they're reading right now or what they've already read. LAL meets Common Core Standards for writing, too!

April 14, 2014

After reading 1,534 letters and narrowing down the honorable mentions, we are pleased to announce the winners of this year's contest. Thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the winners!

After reading 1,534 letters and narrowing down the honorable mentions, we are pleased to announce the winners of this year's contest. The letters were very moving, personal, and creative. Thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the winners!  

February 25, 2014

 We received 1,534 entries in this year’s Letters About Literature contest. Thank you to all of the students who participated this year. We heard from students reacting to Maya Angelou, Melba Patillo Beals, Ray Bradbury, Suzanne Collins, John Green, Langston Hughes, Edgar Allan Poe, Ruta Sepetys, Amy Tan, and many more. Congratulations to the following schools with students receiving honorable mentions... 

 

Three Saint Bernard Academy students
who earned an LAL honorable mention:
7th grader Liam and 8th graders Lohita and Katia.

April 2, 2013

And the winners are...

Congratulations to the nine students from across Tennessee who won top honors in the statewide Letters About Literature writing contest which encourages students to read, reflect, connect, and write. 

After several rounds of reading and judging, nine students emerge as state winners in the Letters About Literature reading and writing promotion contest which encourages students to read, reflect, connect, and write. The contest is a program of Humanities Tennessee, home of the Tennessee Center for the Book, in affiliation with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. 

April 2, 2012

LAL logoAfter two months of reading and two rounds of judging the winners of this year's Letters About Literature contest have been selected. Congratulations! And the winners are...


LAL Student Art

After two months of reading and two rounds of judging the winners of this year's Letters About Literature contest have been selected. Congratulations! And the winners are...

Level 1 (4th-6th grade)