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The Library of Congress and DC Public Library Present: A Book That Shaped Me - Summer Writing Contest 2014

About the Contest

The "A Book That Shaped Me" Letters About Literature 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 2017 contest! Please visit the Winners & Finalists page for the results of this year’s contest.

New libraries interested in administering the 2018 contests, please send an email to BooksShapeContest [at] LOC [dot] gov.