Letters About Literature

Letters About Literature

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, Westwood Elementary, Stillwater
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

See example entry forms, guides and official rules here.