Grades 6, 7, and 8
Read the book of the month, talk about it, and enjoy a snack. You can sign up in two ways. Stop by the Children's desk and pick up a copy of the book, OR sign up below and click here to request the book with your library card. It will take up to a week for the book to arrive this way.
I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka
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.