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Dear author is a program for students in the fourth and fifth grade. Dear Author Winners will get prizes for themselves and their school library!

The Process:

To enter, read any book that is a YRCA Nominee, or a past YRCA nominee, or a Newbery Medal winner. 

Write a letter, not a book report, to the author of the book that answers the following questions:

-What did the book show you about your world that you never noticed before?

-What did you realize about yourself as a result of reading the book?

-Why was the work meaningful to you?

-How do you know the author's book influenced you?

Send your letters to the library - not the author - between January 7 to January 12, 2019 to:

Lewis & Clark Library
Attn: Marissa Bazan
Children's Services Librarian
120 S Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601

Each letter should be on 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper.

Make sure you include your name, phone number, name of your school or homeschool, and your age at the top of the page. Letters will not be returned. 

Entries will be judged by a committee and the winners will be contacted by February 1, 2019.

There will be a ceremony at the library on Monday, February 11 at 7 pm honoring the winners.   

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