FOCAL Friends of Children and Literature
THE FOCAL ESSAY CONTEST
For Students in Grades 3 - 8
Read the book, available at your school library or nearby Los Angeles Public Library branch library.
Compose an essay of no more than 300 words using three separate paragraphs explaining:1. Your reactions to the book as a whole.
2. Your thoughts about a character or scene that stuck with you.
3. What it would mean for you to meet the author.
• No title is required.
• Check spelling, punctuation, and grammar carefully. Mistakes will disqualify the entry.
Individual students may each submit their own entry.
All applicable sections MUST be completed. (Phones may not work with this form.)