Was Your Life Changed by a Book? We Want to Hear About It is the headline of a very short announcement in The NY Times this morning.

Here’s what it says:

What book — new or old, fiction or nonfiction — has influenced how you think, act or look at the world? Tell us how it did, in no more than 200 words. The deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m., Eastern time.

Email: letters@nytimes.com

Please include your name, city and phone number, and put “books” in the subject line.


When they publish responses, it should make for a nice series of mentor texts to use in the classroom!