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Langhorne Student Takes Third Place in A Book That Shaped Me Contest

Written by Regina Fried on . Posted in All, Announcements

Congratulations to Megan Garrabrant of Langhorne, who is the Third Place Grand Prize and Pennsylvania State Winner of A Book That Shaped Me: Letters About Literature Summer Writing Contest.

The contest, sponsored by the Library of Congress, in participation with public libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region, asks rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives.

Megan wrote about “Courage to Soar” by Simone Biles. She read her essay during the contest awards presentation at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Annabelle Troup of Quakertown, who wrote about “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, was a Pennsylvania State Finalist.

Megan Garrabrant (L); Annabelle Troup (R) with Lola Pyne of the Library of Congress

Megan Garrabrant (L); Annabelle Troup (R) with Lola Pyne of the Library of Congress

Megan entered the contest through our Langhorne Branch and Annabelle through our Quakertown Branch.

More than 300 young readers, including 38 from Bucks County, submitted essays in this sixth year of the contest, which launched in 2012.