- at CLA Conference – Literacy Interest Group –
October 31 @ Bar Celona Restaurant
This year 188 adult learners entered the Challenge from 43 library literacy programs all over California. Their letters, based on their writing skill levels, were divided into four categories: Emerging, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced. [see earlier Post for more information !]
The letters of the winners will appear as a Four-part Series by the Literacy Interest Group E-newsletter.
Winner: Advanced Writer
Sima Tawakoli - Berkeley Public Library
Dear Paulo Coelho,
I am honored by "my good fortune of the world," as you would say to be able to read your novel The Alchemist in two different languages, Farsi and English. I read the Farsi version of The Alchemist almost one decade ago when I had started to work as an architect and instructor. I read the English version of your novel when my English tutor, Judy bought it for me one very pleasant morning this June in Berkeley. Maybe one day I will have a chance to read it in your language which I am sure will be the best to understand fully all of the magic of the book. READ MORE !
2009 Writer to Writer Challenge Winners & Runners Up
Emerging Level Winner:
Anonymous, Alhambra Civic Center Library
wrote to Anne Frank - Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.
Nick Fiorillo, Downey City Library wrote to Gary Paulson - Hatchet.
Esbeida Cardenas, Altadena Library District wrote to Fernando Javier Galan - A Long Road.
Beginning Level Winner:
Evonne Macias, Hemet Public Library
wrote to Dave Pelzer - A Child Called It.
Ramon Gomez, Carlsbad City Library wrote to Clement Clark Moore - The Night Before Christmas.
Camila Rhodes, Carlsbad City Library wrote to Cheri Huber - Be the Person You Want to Find.
Intermediate Level Winner:
Larry Evans, Palmdale City Library
wrote to Sidney Poitier - The Measure of a Man.
Blanca Martinez, Riverside County Library wrote to Dr. Jorge Erdely - Pastors Who Abuse.
Laurie Heber, Hemet Public Library wrote to Judy Blume - Deenie.
Advanced Level Winner:
Sima Tawakoli, Berkeley Public Library
wrote to Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist.
Juan Alberto Santoyo, San Diego Public Library wrote to Lance Wubbels - If Only I Knew.
Sharon Zhao, Contra Costa County Library wrote to Alan Brennert - Moloka’i.
The letters of the 2008 winners and finalists @
of reading and writing to adult learners in
California library literacy programs from Santa Barbara to San Diego