Parents, please enjoy this article on the importance of reading to your kids even after they become capable of independent reading. Have fun reading as a family!
Middle school students – What are your favorite parts in the beginning of the book, I Will Always Write Back?
A part of the beginning that I thought was really interesting was the letter Martin wrote about how far the American dollar went in Zimbabwe and how much Martin’s family was able to buy with it. Then in Caitlin’s letter, she writes how “busy” and “dramatic” her life is with school and boys. This helped me really start to set up the differences between Caitlin’s and Martin’s life.
What are your favorite parts? What did you find interesting from Part 1?
Because Amazon’s paperback stock seems to be a bit backed up, here are some other options for you:
- The hardcover from Amazon (around $12): http://amzn.to/1UfK1tl
- The kindle version from Amazon, which is a digital download (you don’t have to have a kindle – the kindle app is free and can be downloaded onto other devices): http://amzn.to/1UgjRGR
- The paperback from Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-will-always-write-back-martin-ganda/1120058404?ean=9780316241335
- Books A Million (paperback stock is limited, but the hardcover is available for around $12): http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Will-Always-Write-Back/Caitlin-Alifirenka/9780316241311?id=6658440153442
- Barnes & Noble and the Arboretum has copies in stock.