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2023 Letters About Literature Winners Announced

One hundred and eighty-three New Mexico students entered this year’s Letters about Literature competition, in the 9th annual competition sponsored by the New Mexico State Library. Letters About Literature encourages young readers in grades 4 -12 to read a book and write a personal letter to the author explaining how the book changed or shaped their perspective on themselves or the world. Letter writers compete at three levels: Level I is grades 4-6; Level II is grades 7-8; and Level III is grades 9-12. The writers compete in this annual state contest to win prizes in each competition level.​

Congratulations to Amber Yoder, Adele Kaltenbach, and Greta Martin – the 2023 first place winners in Level I, II, and III.

Visit the Letters about Literature website to watch the top winners reading their entries and see the complete lists of winners and finalists.

If you want to participate in next year’s competition, watch the website in Fall 2023 for details. 

This annual competition is ​made possible by the New Mexico State Library which is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

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