Audrey Wood, a 7th grade student at North Branch School, will be recognized as a national winner in the Letters about Literature Contest on May 11th. Catherine Gourley, National Director of Letters about Literature, The Center for the Book, Library of Congress, will recognize Audrey during an awards ceremony at 2 pm at NBS on that day. The school will receive a $10,000 grant from Target for the school’s library/reading program.
Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing program asking 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 Center for the Book at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities administers the Virginia state program. Audrey’s winning entry, a letter to J.M. Barrie about Peter Pan, was one of thousands read by the state and national judges. She submitted it as an assignment for her Middle School ReadersWriters class.