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Rating:  4.5 out of 5.0  (Read by 11 people)
Call Number:YA 305.2 ALI
Title: I will always write back : how one letter changed two lives / Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda ; with Liz Welch.
Author:Alifirenka, Caitlin, author.
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Published: 2015
Description: 392 pages ; 24 cm rdacontent text txt rdamedia unmediated n rdacarrier volume nc
Material Type: Book
Subject:Alifirenka, Caitlin--Correspondence
Subject:Ganda, Martin--Correspondence
Subject:Pen pals--United States
Subject:Pen pals--Zimbabwe
Subject:Teenagers--United States--Social conditions
Subject:Teenagers--Zimbabwe--Social conditions
Notes: The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever. It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one. That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives. In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.
Lexile Score: 790
Words82,712  (Source: Amazon)
Added Entry:Ganda, Martin.
Added Entry:Welch, Liz,
Added Entry:1969-
ISBN Number: 9780316241311