A brief message from our friends at Reading Rockets and AdLit.org who are working with the Library of Congress and the Ad Council to help support the Explore New Worlds. Read.
It has been 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs first introduced readers to Tarzan and “John Carter” — a hero whose Martian adventure hits the big screen this month in the new Disney film of the same name. Give K-12 readers the chance to learn more about Edgar Rice Burroughs and have a writing adventure of their own with the thought-provoking prompts in the Writer’s Quest writing contest from Reading Rockets. The contest begins on March 9 and ends May 4, 2012. Prizes include a collection of books, “John Carter” titles, T-shirts and movie posters.
Burroughs’ first John Carter novel A Princess of Mars is available to read online at Read.gov.