Hi Nono,

NJ in the past has contacted authors through their publishers.  In 2014 Ruta Sepetys sent two autographed books to our winner.  In 2015 we had a NJ author's alley at our LAL reception which Wendy Mass attended.  We surprised her with a winning letter from one of our eighth grade winners.  She in turn gave our winner two autographed books.    Hope this helps.

Kathy Picarello

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From: Burling, Nono <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thu, Mar 7, 2019 12:34 pm
Subject: Letters About Literature

I wonder if anyone has shared a letter with an author who it was written to?  I’m still new to this process but I think the students believe they are writing to the author and some of the letters are so powerful if I was the author I’d want to read them.
Obviously we’d need permission to do so but I wondered if those of you have been involved in LAL for years have any thoughts or insights.
NONO BURLING, Outreach Librarian
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