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West Virginia Center for the Book projects are funded through various cooperative efforts including government and private sector.

One Book, One West Virginia 

One Book, One West Virginia is a state-wide book discussion group designed to promote dialogue among community members gathered in various locations throughout the state. To accomplish this goal, participants are urged to join book discussion groups and attend related special events, such as meeting the author, character portrayals, movies, and workshops.

Letters About Literature

Letters About Literature competition, a reading promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, presented in partnership with Target. To enter, young readers write a personal letter to an author explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves. Readers can select authors from any genre—fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic. The program has three competition levels: upper elementary, middle school, and secondary. The contest theme encourages young readers to explore his or her personal response to a book then express that response in a creative, original way.

West Virginia Children's Choice Awards 

The West Virginia Children’s Book Award Committee invites children grades three through six to read books from the nominees list, then to vote for their favorite. Across the state, teachers receive official ballots and tally sheets to submit on behalf of students, however, any child currently studying at these grade levels is eligible to vote.

In Their Own Country

Winner of the national Gabriel Award for programs that uplift the human spirit. Entertaining visits with fourteen of West Virginia’s most celebrated writers.

Celebrating Literature

West Virginia Center for the Book has co-sponsored the presentation of the Writer's Toolkit Workshop, the events celebrating Black History Month and the production of the West Virginia Literary Map.

One Book, One West Virginia | Letters About Literature | W.Va. Children's Choice Awards | In Their Own Country