PHOTO: Haley Jean with her favorite book, Edward's Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan
Children's Librarian Candace Cross has been notified that Haley Jean's letter to the author of her favorite book has won an Honors designation in the statewide contest, Letters about Literature. Haley wrote her letter as part of the Wheeler Memorial Library's Writing Club. Haley's honor has occurred in a year when Massachusetts was second in participation nationwide, with nearly 4,300 letters written. She is to be congratulated on being in the top one percent of all the letters received in her grade category. Haley has been invited to the annual awards ceremony held at the State House in May.
Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing program that asks students in Grades 4 through 12 to write letters to authors whose work has made a significant difference in their lives. It is sponsored nationally by the Library of Congress and Target Stores. The Massachusetts Center for the Book administers the Massachusetts state program.