The winners of level I (grades 4-6), pictured from left to right are: 
1st place - Kaylin Cotton, South Holt RI, Oregon, Missouri
2nd place – Autumn Bradford, East Buchanan Middle School, Gower, Missouri
3rd place – Grace Brown, Sunrise Elementary, Richmond, Missouri
The winners of the Level II (grades 7-8) are:
1st place – Ashleigh Waggoner, Belton Middle School, Belton, Missouri
2nd place – Samantha Qian, Parkway Central Middle School, Chesterfield, Missouri
3rd place – Gwendolyn Hazlett, Lawson, Middle School, Lawson, Missouri
The winners of the Level III (grades 9-12) are:
1st place – Ida May, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
2nd place – Madi McGuire, Lake St. Louis, Missouri
3rd Place – Rachel Conrad, Palmyra High School, Palmyra, Missouri


June 11, 2016

Warrensburg, Missouri.  Central Missouri State University.

The Missouri Center for the Book board held a reception honoring the Missouri 2016 Letters About Literature award winners at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library with children’s book author and poet David Harrison speaking. Letters About Literature is sponsored by the Library of Congress.  It is one of the Library's most popular events.  Listening to young people read letters they have written to their favorite authors always makes for an inspiring afternoon.  This year was no exception.  Marvelous!  Keep reading, writing and dreaming summer dreams.  Congratulations and thank you to all who participated.

Link to Letters About Literature letters and other information: