Pay It Forward
Title: Pay It Forward
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Catherine Ryan Hyde’s international sensation, Pay It Forward, is the moving story of Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy who accepts his social studies teacher’s challenge to come up with a plan to change the world.
It all started with the social studies teacher’s extra-credit assignment: come up with a plan to change the world for the better, and do it. Twelve-year-old Trevor McKinney began by doing something good for three people. But instead of paying him back, he asked them to “pay it forward” by doing a favor for three more people, who in turn would help three others, and so on, each act a link in a chain of human kindness.
And no one—not his teacher, his mom, or anyone in his small California town—could ever have dreamed of how far Trevor’s plan would go.