This year's NSL Reads essay contest theme invites writers to reflect on monsters and "Overcoming Monsters." We all know there are many varieties of monsters, and we would love to read your works on this subject! Submissions are due 10.7.22 at 4 pm. Then, join us for our NSL Reads fall family event on 10.12.22 for an evening with children's author and illustrator, Melanie Hawkins! Winners of the essay contest will be announced that evening.