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The Library of Congress and DC Public Library Present: A Book That Shaped Me - Summer Writing Contest 2014

The 2015 "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest will launch on May 6th!

Check back shortly for details and this year's list of participating library systems.

Mid-Atlantic libraries interested in administering the 2015 contest should email BooksShapeContest@loc.gov for registration information.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 "A Book That Shaped Me" Library of Congress National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest.

Congratulations to the 2014 Grand Prize Winners, State Winners, and State Finalists!

Check out this year's winners and finalists and read their essays here.

Read winning essays from 2013 and 2012 and discover what books shaped other students here.