Pennsylvania Center for the Book


A Statewide Writing Contest


History | Past Winners

2015 Winners

winners 2014

Christine A. Troll, Alison Dalafave, and Maxwell Brenneman

Level I Award (grades four through six)
Maxwell Brenneman of Huntingdon, writing to C.S. Lewis about The Magician’s Nephew

Level II Award (grades seven and eight)
Christine A. Troll of Somerset, writing to George Orwell about Animal Farm

Level III Award (grades nine through twelve)
Alison Dalafave of Newtown, writing to J.K. Rowling about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Level III honor of high distinction winner is:

Jackie Feffer of Boalsburg, writing to Nadege Fleurimond about Haiti Uncovered:  A Regional Adventure into the Art of Haitian Cuisine

Level I honorable-mention winners are:

Level II honorable-mention winners are:

Level III honorable-mention winners are:


Letters About Literature contest judges were:


The Letters About Literature Essay Contest was sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Each state has the opportunity to participate. All statewide winners are also entered in the national contest.

Participation Guidelines for 2015-2016

Entries accepted starting November 2, 2015. The participation guidelines are also available at the Library of Congress web site.

Teaching Materials (PDF)

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