Mark Morris junior, Caleb Buck, was awarded Honorable Mention in this year’s Letters About Literature Contest. Caleb will be recognized on May 22nd at a reception in Olympia, WA.

Letters About Literature is an annual writing contest for youth where students are asked to write a letter to an author — living or deceased — whose book has changed the way the student writer sees the world. Each year the letters are incredible, poignant, and well written. The book Caleb wrote about was Holding Up the Universe, by Jennifer Niven.

From 1,327 letters submitted in the 2019 Letters About Literature contest, three Washington students have been selected as state winners. They will advance to the national contest sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. Our judges noted that this year brought a particularly strong group of entries.