About the Contest
The "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest encourages rising 5th & 6th graders to reflect on books that have made a personal impact on their lives. The contest is administered through local public library systems in the Mid-Atlantic region, and top winners are honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Congratulations to all of the students who entered the 2016 contest! Please visit the Winners & Finalists page for the results of this year’s contest.
New libraries interested in administering the 2017 contests, please send an email to BooksShapeContest [at] LOC [dot] gov.