Friday, June 7, 2019

Manchester-Essex Regional Middle School Letters About Literature

Students welcomed me to come to the Manchester-Essex Regional Middle School to hear about their involvement in a national program sponsored by the Library of Congress called Letters About Literature.  The enthusiasm for learning and reading was apparent and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with the students and their teachers.

Letters About Literature asks 4th - to 12th graders to write letters to authors about books, poems or speeches which had a profound effect on them.  6th grader Joshua Cohen, earned honors the national writing contest receiving Honors in Level 1 for his letter to Australian writer John Flanagan about the "Ranger’s Apprentice" book series about Will, an orphan, who is chosen as an apprentice ranger.