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insightful very well writtenand even profound I wasn t sure whatvery well writtenand even profound I wasn t sure what do with this book I began assigning some of the letters about books I knew they The Strathmore Club had read to students to see what theyad to say in a class discussion What a surprise They found plenty to relate to That of course led to an assignment similar to the criteria used by the Library of Congress And while I am not at liberty to divulge what they Pampa Pampa had to say about themselves I can agree that books and reading doave the power to change lives especially for young readers And it was wonderful to read so many interesting responses I m returning this to the library after only reading the introduction and two entries I m not going to rate it because I think it s a great concept and just because it didn t work for me doesn t make it a bad book The issue for me was my expectations and a misunderstanding of what the book actually is For some reason I thought it was a collection of spontaneous best letters authors Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus have received as in actual mail sent by kids to authors I realize now that was not exactly a realistic expectation And as the introduction explained this is actually a collection of entries from an essay writing contest I wouldave known this if I Geometry Part 1: Quickstudy Laminated Reference Guide (Quick Study Academic) had read the back jacket and that was my own mistake There is absolutely nothing wrong with a book of lettersessays from a contest it just wasn t what I was looking for I couldn t shake the feeling that the bits I read were very formal andad a whiff of Herbier et autres collections homework about them I LOVE that authors and booksave changed kids lives and I Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters hope this book will find the right readers I just want anyone looking to it up to know what exactly it is and what it isn t I love everything about this book As an avid reader I m constantly making personal connections to the author and the book Iad never The Happiest Baby on the Block heard about the Letters About Literature contest that the Library of Congress puts on It s such a great idea Journeys Young Readers Letters to Authors Who Changed Their Lives would be ideal for those who teach upper elementary toigh school as the letters are from the students grade 4 12I Blu oltre la prua: Un'avventura di Jack Aubrey e Stephen Maturin - Master Commander (La Gaja scienza Vol. 946) happily received this book from the publisher via NetGalley so I could write anonest review This book published by the Library of Congress Center for the Book shows the power of reading and the impact one poem or novel Releasing Heaven on Earth: Gods Principles for Restoring the Land has on a young reader The letters from the school children will tug at youreart The Letters about Literature reading program is such a worthwhile venture promoting the use of letter writing as a means of expression for youth. Grades four through twelve reveal ow deeply books and poetry affect the lives of readers Offering letters that are as profound as they are personal and as moving as they are enlightening this collection which also features artwork by some of the contest entrants provides a glimpse into young people s lives and their connections both expected and unexpected to the written word. .
Powerful stuff with most of the letters written by readers who are darn good writers themselves This collection of earnest thoughtful letters was written by young people to authors of books they read that impacted them in some way They validate what librarians and teachers already know that the right book in the right ands can make a powerful difference in a young person s life There are fifty two letters divided into elementary middle and Between high school students whoave won the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book Each letter is introduced with one or two pages of information about the book that is the topic of the letter Most of the books are well known and are the letter Most of the books are well known and are reuired reading in schools such as Stargirl Night and The Giver Keep in mind that young people even such excellent writers as these are still not as polished as professional writers Should be especially welcome reading for those who regularly embrace the power of books and reading to transform lives such as English teachers librarians and authors The letters could also prove useful as exemplar texts for teachers working with students on persuasive writing and crafting a well written letter Such a great idea for a book
Short and sweet passages ighlight biographical facts and creative inspirations of each author followed byand sweet passages ighlight biographical facts and creative inspirations of each author followed by moving letter to the author from a young reader A great collection to David Starr Space Ranger have onand at any public library as a testament to the power of reading and an inspiration to young readers This book elucidates both the value of reading for children and the need for diversity in publishing A girl preparing for Crusader conspiracy Banner books her bat mitzvah connected with Anne Frank s conviction to die as a Jew rather than wear a mask aller life Another girl whose father is from Eritrea never understood The Book of Earths: Hollow Earth, Ancient Maps, Atlantis, and Other Theories (Forgotten Books) his experiences from backome as much until reading about pioneers This black daughter of an imprisoned man learnt to cope with An English Translation of Fa Tsangs Commentary on the Awakening of Faith his absence reading about parental loss A brown sister of a boy with Autism grew to understandim as she read about a child with cerebral palsy A multiracial child reads about Gauntlet A Novel of International Intrigue history and further graspser grandfather s role as a black Panther and Jewish grandmother s participation in the civil rights movement Reading Lord of the Flies The University of Chicago Spanish English English Spanish Dictionary helps a child realise they do not want to be manipulated intourting others by peer pressure A daughter of a mother with substance abuse issues reads about suicide and commits to living I magnifici dieci her life to the very fullest A granddaughter copes wither eighty four year old family member s declining ealth thanks to a newfound appreciation of the olistic approach taken in Native culture after reading an Athabascan legend A child challenges earlier Islamophobic stereotypes after reading about Afghanistan A girl draws parallels between Seashells how a protagonist copes with being raped andow she was An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet hiding fromealth issues motivating Ruhestand fr Einsteiger her to become proactive Another connects wither Puerto Rican identity after Books can change lives and La criminologie here are than fifty powerful letters from young readers to authors revealing some of the ways that is true Annie Schnitzer tells Elie Wiesel Reading your story allowed me to connect with my ownistory explaining Farmer Boy how readingis memoir deepened Random House Webster's College Dictionary: 1996 Graduation Promotion her understanding ofer grandparents plight during the Holocaust After reading The House on Mango Street Ju. .
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S Roots After Reading Ofroots after reading of struggles In juvenile detention a young man uestions Panda Bears how to changeis path after reading about a futuristic world A coming of age novel propels a girl to challenge societal standards of beauty A grandchild of Holocaust survivors connects with their past after reading a memoir Everyone should read this Books ave the power to change lives and this collection offers the opportunity to peer into the lives of both reader offers the opportunity to peer into the lives of both reader author and see just ow powerful the connection between writer and reader can become I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and along the way found myself encountering favorite books of mine and Desarrollo de Habilidades Directivas how theyad influenced others as well as books that I Let Dai Vol 8 had not read yet or encountered as an assigned text in school years ago thatad not resonated with me all finding their way back onto the to be read possibly again listI would love to read this book with students who are working on narrative essay and An Excellent conceited Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet have the opportunity to discuss the power of writing on an audience There are numerous ways to blend this books with author studies personal narrative writing reuirements and opinion reflection writingThank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this digital ARC in return for a fair andonest review If you ever Hoodwinked hadfavorite book as a child you need to read this book This wonderful oneour read features letters from children grades 4 12 written to the author of a book that changed their lives Drawn from 25 years of letters submitted to the Library of Congress Letter About Literature competition you ll see the favorites from your childhood interpreted by some wise and articulate kids We always ear that reading as the power to changed lives but Best Practices In Leading The Global Workforce have you ever wondered exactlyow that might HORROR STORIES haveappened to some young readers Every year the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress sponsors a contest called Letters About Literature in which students from all over the country are asked to write a letter about a book a poem or a speech that Sloane Monroe SeriesBooks 4 5 has personally impacted their life in some wayFor this book the library selected 52 letters from students in grades 4 12 covering a wide variety of authors and their books The book is divided into three parts Upper Elementary Finding a Friend Finding a Voice Middle School A New Awareness and High School I Am Not A Nobody Within these parts letters are grouped by themes of Destinations Realizations and Returning HomeIn some way the book poem or speech is one that they can really relate to For example Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost is a poem that brought the feeling tranuility and simplicity back to a young girl who loved watching snowflakes gracefully falling while living in Delaware but who felt shead lost that when Vida de perros her family moved to Georgia After reading The Diary of a Young Girl a young girl writes to Anne Frank Iner letter she talks Lia Mueller writes to Sandra Cisneros You didn t tell me ow to pull myself back together; you just showed me that I could I was tired of trying to be somebody else s definition of beautiful and you told me that was okay Culled from the Letters About Literature contest of the Library of Congress Center for the Book the fifty two letters in this collection written by students in.