I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Martin GandaI Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Martin Ganda

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

byMartin Ganda

Paperback | May 3, 2016

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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.
Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda met as pen pals in 1997 and are still best friends today. Caitlin, an ER nurse, lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and young daughters. Martin currently lives in New York. He has dual degrees in mathematics and economics from Villanova University and an MBA in finance from Duke University.Li...
Title:I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two LivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.12 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316241334

ISBN - 13:9780316241335


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching! I read this book while on vacation and had to buy another I finished it so fast. A touching story.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book captivated me with the story and the two awesome protagonists! Its different from what I usually read but I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eye-opener This is probably one of my favourite books ever. It really opened my eyes to what the world is like beyond North America, and how severe poverty is in countries like Zimbabwe. It had a very heart-warming plot and had a definite impact on my life.
Date published: 2017-06-08

Editorial Reviews

"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