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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka

Narrated By: Chukwudi Iwuji

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: April 2015

Duration: 8 hours 54 minutes


The true story of an all-American girl and a boy from an impoverished city 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 writer 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.


  • Kathleen Bradshaw

    I was reviewing this to put on a summer reading list for a Catholic School. The students reading it will be in middle school. It is a wonderful book that shows love, sacrifice, perseverance and giving to others. I loved the book and definitely plan on putting it on our required reading list.

  • Connie Huddleson

    This book club read was a beautiful read full of innocence of youth, perseverance and victory. Great narration. My book club members loved it!

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

by Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka

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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives, Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka