Chicago Tribune Kids Read & Write Program returns!

Know a young critic?

Send them our way!

To encourage reading and jump-start creativity, we're giving kids an opportunity to be heard through the Chicago Tribune Read and Write program.

We're asking children ages 5-16 to submit book reviews about their summer reading. A selection of the reviews will be published in Printers Row Journal or online.

Submissions are due on August 15.

We hope your summer is full of good reading!

— Printers Row Journal editors

How to submit

Children ages 5-16 are invited to submit book reviews for possible publication.

First, read a book from our list of recommendations or another title of your choice. We recommend visiting your local library for more suggestions.

Next, write down your thoughts on the book's lessons, storylines and characters. Younger children are welcome to draw their thoughts. Click here to download and fill out a permission slip before emailing your written review as an attached Word document to If you are submitting a picture, please attach the picture as a PDF to an email or snail mail us a copy at Chicago Tribune Read and Write Program c/o Courtney Crowder, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.

This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to learn about joining Printers Row.

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