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Eisenhower student named national ‘Letters About Literature’ winner

Rylee with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse WhiteEisenhower Junior High School student Rylee J., who will enter eighth grade this fall, was named a national winner in the 2018 Library of Congress Letters About Literature contest. Rylee was named the national winner for Level 2 (grades 7-8) for the letter she wrote to author Gabrielle Zevin about her book, Elsewhere.

Letters About Literature invites students in fourth through twelfth grade to write to an author about how the author’s work affected their lives. More than 46,800 letters were submitted by children nationwide.

Click here to read Rylee’s letter to Gabrielle Zevin on the Library of Congress website.