Illinois Center for the Book

Past Letters About Literature Winners Illinois Center for the Book


2021 Illinois Winners


2020 Illinois Winners


2000–2019

From 1993 - 2019, Letters About Literature was sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with the state Center for the Book affiliates. The Library of Congress concluded funding for the program after its 27th year but encouraged all state Center for the Book affiliates to continue the program on their own.

Illinois, the leading state for entries in the national program from 2008 – 2019, continues to offer this meaningful and popular competition to the students of the state. While there will no longer be national winners, Illinois winners will continue to be honored with cash prizes.