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.
From: Burling, Nono <[log in to unmask]
To: LOCCFB <[log in to unmask]
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.
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