I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda is the story of two young people who started writing to each other as a school assignment. Many of you may have stories of pen pal projects that have turned into life-long friendships. This is the story of how writing letters can change lives. As a seventh grade student, Caitlin, attending school in Pennsylvania, had no idea how writing a letter to Martin in far away Zimbabwe would impact both of their lives.
The second book that I want to mention is Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall. In our advanced culture, we like to think that we have conquered some of the problems of the past. Slavery was abolished with the Civil War. How could there be stories of slavery still happening? Well, that's what this story is. The girl in the story was sold into slavery by her parents to pay a debt and she found herself traveling from Egypt to America, but not finding freedom. This is her story of slavery and eventually freedom.