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Letters About Literature is an opportunity for students grades 4-12 to enhance their writing skills and proclaim their admiration for the author of a favorite book.  Each year, hundreds of students from Missouri enter the national contest, and from those participants semi-finalists are chosen and their letters are further judged at the state level. Prizes are awarded to 1st Place, 2nd Place and Honorable Mention writers in Missouri in three levels and  these winners are honored at an awards ceremony each year.  For more informationvisit the Letters About Literature website in the Library of Congress. The 2016 winners will soon be announced and awards presented in September at Kirkpatrick Library, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.