First Posted: 12/16/2014
Carla Weiss, of Dallas, recently received a certificate of participation for her essay in the Library of Congress writing contest, “A Book That Shaped Me.”
Weiss entered the contest through the Back Mountain Memorial Library, one of the three participating libraries of the Luzerne County Library System.
The contest was held in conjunction with public libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region and encouraged rising fifth and sixth-grade students to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on their lives. “A Book That Shaped Me” was launched in 2012 and has since expanded to more than 300 public libraries in 2014.
Weiss wrote her essay on the book, Ruby Bridges. She wrote about segregation and how this book “can change how people think about the world.”
Weiss attends sixth grade at the Dallas Middle School and enjoys writing, reading and playing sports. She aspires to become an elementary school teacher. Her family includes her parents, Susy and Ed, and her brother, Eric.