Saturday, March 05, 2011
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, My Nephew & James Patterson
High school students entered the contest to win the certificates by participating in an essay contest via http://www.jamespatterson.com/. The essay question asked, “How has your favorite book inspired you toward what you’d like to do in life?” Essays were read by Patterson and select members from his ReadKiddoRead.com board.
Students whose essays demonstrated the most creative thoughts on how books can energize real-life pursuits had a chance of winning one of eight first-place awards of $5,000 apiece; one of eight second-place awards of $2,500 apiece; or one of 40 third-place awards of $250 apiece.