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Three national winners in the Library’s Letters About Literature essay contest will read their letters to the authors they wrote to. Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing program that asks young people in grades 4 through 12 to write to an author (living or deceased) about how his or her book affected their lives. More than 50,000 young readers from across the country participated in this year’s Letters About Literature initiative, a reading promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The 2015-2016 Letters About Literature contest is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book.

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