Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library (OCFB) is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of Letters About Literature.
Letters About Literature. Ohio submissions for this year's Letters About Literature (LAL) contest totaled over 1,280. Students from more than 69 Ohio counties entered. After national-level judging, OCFB received 258 letters to judge.
This year an effort was made to forward copies of the letters students had dedicated to their respective author. More than 12 students (as of this writing) have received responses; they include Lois Lowry, who responded by sending a letter, and Maya Angelou who responded by sending a poem.
Each of the 258 students who entered the contest and the sponsoring teachers, received a special certificate from LAL contest coordinator, Timothy Phillips, Subject Department Librarian, Literature Department/Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library. Click on "Read More" to see the names of the judges for this year's contest.
2014 LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE CONTEST WINNERS:
AASMA COZART (6th Grade: Cleveland, Birchwood School)
First Place Winner - Letter to Philip Pullman concerning his book, "The Firework-Maker’s Daughter"
SIHAM MOUSSA (5th Grade: Cleveland, Birchwood School)
Second Place Winner - Letter to Pearl S. Buck concerning her book, "The Big Wave"
JACK SCHNELZER (6th Grade: Wadsworth, Central Intermediate School)
Level I Third Place Winner - Letter to Jean Craighead George concerning her book, "My Side of the Mountain"
GABRIELLA SCHNAIDT (8th Grade: Granville, Granville Middle School )
First Place Winner - Letter to Patrick Ness concerning his book, "A Monster Calls"
JACKSON DeVAULT (8th Grade: Berlin Heights, Edison Middle School)
Second Place Winner - Letter to Wilson Rawls concerning his book, Where the Red Fern Grows
CHRISTINE ADEYEMI (8th Grade: Worthington, Worthingway Middle School)
Third Place Winner - Letter to Kathy J. Parenteau concerning her poem, “Remember Me”
DAVID SCHERER (12th Grade: Westerville North High School)
First Place Winner - Letter to J.D. Salinger concerning his book, "The Catcher in the Rye"
MEGAN BLACKWELL (12th Grade: Conneaut, Conneaut High School)
Second Place Winner - Letter to Rick Yancey concerning his book, "The 5th Wave"
QUINTON CURRIER (11th Grade: Boardman, Boardman High School)
Third Place Winner - Letter to Neal Shusterman concerning his book, "The Schwa was Here"