When my friend, teacher Renee Nicolo, read an advance copy of Dear Hank Williams she came up with the idea of getting pen pals for a Tennessee classroom she sometimes worked with and having the two classes read the book simultaneously. I remember thinking what a wonderful project. With the help of a librarian, I was able to connect Renee's Tennessee class with a class from The American School of Doha.
Unexpected things resulted because of sharing this book and friendships formed from two entirely different worlds. I asked Renee if she would share the experience. Check back tomorrow to read Renee's account of the journey.