Today, I’m going to be sharing with you the book I plan on reading for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.]
I will actually be at a confrence from 8:30am-3:15pm, so sadly I won’t be able to read from that time frame, but I will be able to read in the afternoon/evening!
The book I have chosen to read is I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, Liz Welch.
The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from an impoverishedcity in 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. All the other kids picked countries like France or Germany, but when Caitlin saw Zimbabwe written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she had ever heard of–so she chose it.
Martin was lucky to even receive a pen pal letter. There were only ten letters, and forty 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 letters. Their story will inspire readers to look beyond their own lives and wonder about the world at large and their place in it.
I also wanted to mention that I will try to do a few hourly updates, so you can see how I’m tracking!
Good Night Book Lions!