This true story of the friendship between a seventh grade Pennsylvania girl and a boy living in
distant Zimbabwe begins with a simple class pen pal project but changes both their lives
forever. Long after other class members have stopped corresponding, Caitlin and Martin
continue to write, learning more about each other and their very different lives. As Caitlin
becomes aware of the extreme financial struggles of Martin’s family and the very real
possibility that this bright and hard-working young man will have to stop going to school, she
becomes determined to help him continue his education and his family overcome their daily
struggle to survive. Can one young woman and her supportive family really make a difference I
the world? An inspiring story that readers 11+ will never forget!