Oakwood sixth-grader wins state writing award

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades four through 12, in which students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author about how the book affected them personally.  This year, more than 49,000 entries were received from students across the nation.

Neha read “Breathing Soccer” and wrote to author Debbie Spring, thanking her for the impact that book had on her life.  

Neha received $100 for her winning letter and traveled to Fort Worth to attend the State Librarian’s Conference to read her letter to librarians from around.  

Her letter will now move on to the national level for judging through the Library of Congress. Winners will be announced in May.

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