This work encouraged me to make a change in this world because everybody can make a difference!
Olivia is a 14 years old Californian girl. Her summer doesn't look so exciting as she and her family head over to grandpa's home in San Francisco.
But the geography assignment her teacher has set her could change everything.
Olivia has to write letters to a girl studying in an Afghan school.
That's how she connects with Basya.
Basya is 14 years old and lives in a small Afghan village. She dreams of becoming a teacher but she has to face so much just in order to survive and get an education.
When Basya is in trouble, Olivia will have to find her own strength and courage to help her friend. A coming of age story to celebrate diversity and a friendship that knows no borders.
Neither me nor the book are affiliated in any way with the "sponsor a girl" program linked here. I just included it because I think this NGO does a great job and plays a vital part in allowing female students to get a proper education in Afghanistan. If you want to know how and why this NGO's all girls schools are still open and working in Afghanistan despite the current situation click here.