ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
― opcje binarne biznes Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A well-written, accessible story that will open Western adolescents’ eyes to life in developing countries. Told in the first person, with chapters alternating between Caitlin’s and Martin’s points of view, this title effectively conveys both of these young people’s perspectives…a strong and inspiring story…and an eye-opening look at life in another culture.”― SLJ
“An inspirational story…eye-opening.”―The Bulletin
“This heart-warming memoir will inspire readers to open their eyes to other cultures and realize that even the smallest of gestures can be important.”―School Library Connection
“This compelling story of an unlikely friendship across continents will quiet your inner skeptic and inspire you to take a chance. Moving and uplifting.”―Award-winning author and journalist Peter Godwin
“Caitlin and Martin seemed to have nothing in common–except a curiosity about the world outside their own and a willingness to reach out to each other. With a lot of postage and a lot more hope, these two pen pals changed each other’s lives and the lives of everyone who knew them. An inspiring story that will change your life, too.”―Patricia McCormick, author of the National Book Award finalist Sold