Ing on narrative essay and 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 of writing on an audience There are numerous ways to blend this books with author studies personal narrative writing reuirements opinion reflection writingThank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this digital ARC in return for a fair and honest review This book elucidates both the value of reading for children and the need for diversity in publishing A girl preparing for her bat mitzvah connected with Anne Frank s conviction to die as a Jew rather than wear a mask all her life Another girl whose father is from Eritrea never understood his experiences from back home as much until reading about pioneers This black daughter of an imprisoned man learnt to cope with his absence reading about parental loss A brown sister of a boy with Autism grew to understand him as she read about a child with cerebral palsy A multiracial child reads about history and further grasps her grandfather s role as a black Panther and Jewish grandmother s participation in the civil rights movement Reading Lord of the Flies helps a child realise they do not want to be manipulated into hurting others by peer pressure A daughter of a mother with substance abuse issues reads about suicide and commits to living her life to the very fullest A granddaughter copes with her eighty four year old family member s declining health thanks to a newfound appreciation of the holistic 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 how a protagonist copes with being raped and how she was from health issues motivating to become proactive Another connects with her Puerto Rican identity after reading about a young
hijabi s decision to cover A Pakistani daughter comes to appreciate her mother s roots after reading of newcomer struggles In s decision to cover A Pakistani daughter comes to appreciate her mother s roots after reading of newcomer struggles In detention a young man uestions how to change his 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. Grades four through twelve reveal how 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.
Catherine Gourley » 4 Free readUdents from all over the country are asked to write a letter about a book a poem or a speech that has personally
impacted their life in some wayFor this book the library selected 52 letters from studentstheir life in some wayFor this book the library selected 52 letters from students grades 4 12 52 letters from students grades 4 12 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 Byare grouped by of Destinations Realizations a Such a great idea for a book Short and sweet passages highlight biographical facts and creative inspirations of each author followed by a moving letter to the author from a young reader A great collection to have on hand at any public library as a testament to the power of reading and an inspiration to young readers 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 now that the right book in the right hands can make a powerful difference in a young person s life There are fifty two letters divided into ele Powerful stuff with most of the letters written by readers who are darn good writers themselves If you ever hadfavorite book as a child you need to read this book This wonderful one hour 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 ids Books have the power to change lives and this collection offers the opportunity to peer into the lives of both reader and author and see just how 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 how they had influenced others as well as books that I had not read yet or encountered as an assigned text in school years ago that had 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 work. Lia Mueller writes to Sandra Cisneros You didn t tell me how 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. This book published by the Library of Congress Center for the Book shows the power of reading and the impact one poem or novel has on a young reader The letters from the school children will tug at your heart The Letters about Literature reading program is such a worthwhile venture promoting the use of letter writing as a means of expression for youth I love everything about this book As an avid reader I m constantly making personal connections to the author and the book I had never heard about the Letters About Literature contest that the Library of Congress puts on It s such a
idea Journeys Readers Letters to Authors Who Changed Their Lives would be ideal for those who teach upper elementary to high school as the letters are from the students grade 4 12I happily receivedgreat idea journeys
this book from the publisher via NetGalley so I could write an honestbook from the publisher via NetGalley so I could write an honest 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 going to rate it because I think it s a great concept 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 have received as in actual mail sent by ids 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 would have nown this if I 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 and had a whiff of homework about them I LOVE that authors and books have changed ids lives and I hope this book will find the right readers I just want anyone looking to it up to now what exactly it is and what it isn t We always hear that reading has the power to changed lives but have you ever wondered exactly how that might have happened 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 st. Books can change lives and 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 own history explaining how reading his memoir deepened her understanding of her grandparents plight during the Holocaust After reading The House on Mango Street Ju.