Wyoming Humanities announces student winners of the 2024 Letters About Literature contest  

The Wyoming Center for the Book, which operates under the Wyoming Humanities umbrella, announced this year’s winners of the annual Letters About Literature contest for the state’s youth. 

In this national program, students in grades 4-12 are invited to read, be inspired, and write back to the author of a book that changed their lives. This year’s Wyoming winners and their chosen books are: 

  • Grades 4-6:  
  • 1st Place: Hannah Persson, LanderMy Survival: A Girl on Schindler’s List by Rena Finder 
  • 2nd Place: Chelsea Colson, CheyenneRuth’s Ducks by Michele Garza  
  • Grades 7-8
  • 1st Place: Delaney Edwards, PinedaleStar of Light, by Patricia St. John  
  • 2nd Place: Evangeline Schon, Cheyenne Coraline by Neil Gaiman 
  • 3rd Place: Maile Lovato, CheyenneThe Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin 
  • Grades 9-12:   
  • 1st Place: Claire Hicks, Buffalo – The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan 
  • 2nd Place: Eli Patterson, BuffaloLord of the Flies by William Golding 
  • 3rd Place: Kevin Sullivan, BuffaloThe Cosmere by Brandon Sanderson 

Winners received Bookshop.org gift cards worth $150 for first place, $100 for second, and $50 for third.  

For more information, visit the Wyoming Center for the Book’s webpage.