The Iowa Center for the Book has announced 18 student readers from across Iowa as winners and honorable mentions for the 2016 Iowa Letters About Literature awards program!
The students were recognized and presented with their awards at a ceremony on Friday, May 6 at the Des Moines Public Library. Students received their certificates from Iowa author Claudia McGehee and State Librarian Michael Scott.
First place winners in each level were submitted to the Library of Congress from each of the 52 participating states and territories to compete at the national level. For 2016, two of Iowa's student readers were recognized in the national competition! In 12 years of participation, Iowa has had five national winners.