A national reading and writing promotion program, sponsored in cooperation with Affiliate, State Centers for the Book
Letters About Literature is a national writing competition, whereby the student writes a letter to an author (living or dead) and explains how the book or character in the book impacted the student’s life.
Letters About Literature is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The Oklahoma competition is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Oklahoma Center for the Book, and the Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book.
The Oklahoma statewide winners will be recognized in a ceremony to be held at the Oklahoma Book Festival on September 21, 2019, at the Boathouse District in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma’s first-place winners are now entered in the national competition.
Congratulations to 2019 Letters About Literature Oklahoma Winners!
Level I Awards
Taylor R. Jones, Third Place, Jenks East Intermediate
Letter to Erin Dionne for Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies
Abhimanyu (Abhi) Sukhdial, Second Place, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Letter to Adam Gidwitz for The Inquisitor’s Tale
Man Zo, First Place, Jenks West Intermediate
Letter to Kimberly Brubaker Bradley for The War That Saved My Life
Level II Awards
Maysa Slobodov, Third Place, Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School
Letter to Angie Thomas for The Hate U Give
Decker Scully, Second Place, Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School
Letter to John Steinbeck for Of Mice and Men
Ethnie Henderson, First Place, Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School’
Letter to Soman Chainani for The School for Good and Evil
Level III Awards
Emma Stephens, Third Place, Collinsville High School
Letter to J.K. Rowling for Harry Potter
Madelyn Massey, Second Place, Sallisaw Central High School
Letter to Kate Light for There Comes the Strangest Moment
Tierra Ortiz, First Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Letter to Thalia Chaltas for Because I Am Furniture