The Pencil Project is an emotionally engaging story that will draw you in and inspire you to change the world.
Colleen is a girl who wants to do something that is real, real and big, real and big and world-changing. When her fourth-grade teacher, Mr. Kent gives a class project to Change the World, Colleen, along with her classmates, accept the challenge with astonishing results.
When Colleen hears about school kids in Africa who do not have access to pencils and other school supplies, she begins a pencil drive. What began as a school project soon takes on a life of its own, growing into something that is real, real and big, real and big and world-changing.
Nadege is one of the kids in Africa who received Colleen's pencils. This inspires her to work hard to become the best she can be. Nadege's quest for knowledge and her desire to change the world leads her to the US. In an unforeseen twist, the ripples caused by Colleen's pencil project touch their lives in ways they could never imagine.