Welcome to the world of pen palling! The ancient art of letter writing is slowly going extinct thanks to email and Facebook, but it's still alive and vibrant. There are still many folks out there happy to get a letter instead of a bill. Pen pals learn a lot about different cultures and find friendship in many different types of people. Pen palling is great for children and helps them with their writing and spelling skills which they desperately need if you've ever gotten a text for your kid!
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How do I submit my ad?
I have just updated my pen pal categories. Submitting your ad is now easier! Go to the category that you would like your ad to appear in. It looks like a blog! Click on the "comments" link and add your information.
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I Will Always Write Back
By: Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda
This is a really great book about a 7th grade girl who chose Zimbabwe as her country of choice for a class pen pal assignment. In Zimbabwe a gifted young man gets the opportunity to receive a pen pal letter from an American student. They have no idea how they will change each other lives. I Will Always Write Back is a wonderful story about two pen pals who become lifelong friends.