US-based Zimbabwean banker pens Amazon bestseller

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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives is the inspiring true story of a pen pal relationship between an American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe.
Through the span of six years, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends – and better people – through their letters.
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 written on the board, it sounded like the most exotic place she 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 changed their lives forever. 
Today, Caitlin and Martin are still close friends. Caitlin is an ER nurse and lives with her family outside of Philadelphia. Martin, a financier focused on Africa, now lives in New York, and is the founder of a non-profit organization that focuses on education for children in Zimbabwe.
I Will Always Write Back explores life in two different cultures, highlights the importance of education and trust, and proves the invaluable impact of the written word. Their story will undoubtedly inspire readers to look beyond their own lives and wonder about the world at large.
Liz Welch is an award-winning journalist and memoirist whose critically acclaimed first book, The Kids Are All Right (coauthored with her sister Diana Welch), won an ALA Alex Award.  
By Martin Ganda & Caitlin Alifirenka with Liz Welch
Hardcover: 9780316241311 | ebook: 9780316241342 | Audio: 9781478986799
On sale: April 14, 2015
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