Letters About Literature

Certificates for Your Students

New! We are pleased to offer you the ability to print or download certificates of completion for your students for their Letters About Literature submission. Start here.

Webinar for Educators

On October 25, 2017 the Library hosted a one-hour webinar exploring 25 years of best practices of the Letters About Literature program. Click here to view the program. Recording password: Letters123!

Teaching Guide

The Letters About Literature Teaching Guide provides activities teachers can use to guide their students through the book discussion and letter-writing process. The guide addresses the LAL teaching strategies and ways in which the program can dovetail with curriculum for teaching reading and writing. Also included are worksheets for duplication and assessment checklists.

Teacher Guide to Letters About Literature

Dear Lisa Genova:

...Your book helped me understand what is happening with my grandma. I realized that it’s not her fault at all that she can’t remember things. There would be nothing that Alice or my grandma could have done to prevent their memory loss. It’s a tragedy of Alzheimer’s disease. I understand now my grandma’s every day struggles and try to help her as much as I can. Your book taught me to be patient and enjoy every day with my grandma. I try to spend as much time with her as I can now. I praise her for things that she can still do and remember...

Mark Leschinsky
Mahwah, New Jersey
2017 National Honor Award Winner – Level 1