Letters About Literature

Video Series

Letters About Literature 1: What Is a Letter?

This segment introduces students to letter writing by defining what a letter is, the different types of letters, and the parts of a letter.

Letters About Literature 2: Introduction to Letters About Literature

This segment introduces students to the Letters About Literature program and the structure of the letter for the competition.

Letters About Literature Part 3: Letter Format

This segment details how to format a letter for the Letters About Literature program.

Letters About Literature Part 4: Correspond, Don't Compliment

This segment explores techniques to make successful and appealing letters for the competition.

Dear Rick Riordan:

...Nico’s struggle with accepting himself really resonated with me, and still does to this day. The first time I read it, I was probably twelve, and going through a struggle of my own. Like Nico, I was trying to navigate my own sexual orientation, and I was having trouble coming to grips with it. But when I saw I wasn’t alone in this, and that it was okay to feel how I felt, I really started to both accept myself and be proud of who I was. You never know how helpful it is to see someone going through the same things you are, even if it’s in a book...

Baxter Lowrimore
Austin, Texas
2018 National Honor Award Winner – Level 2