Extra Credit

Extra Credit

Book - 2011
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When Abby's first letter arrives at a small school in Afghanistan, Sadeed Bayat is chosen to be her pen pal...well, kind of. He is the best writer, but he is also a boy, and in his village it is not appropriate for a boy to correspond with a girl. So his younger sister dictates and signs the letter, until Sadeed decides what his sister is telling Abby isn't what he'd like Abby to know. As letters go back and forth between Illinois and Afghanistan, Abby and Sadeed discover their letters are crossing more than an ocean. They are also crossing a huge cultural divide and lots of different lifestyles and traditions.
Publisher: New York : Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011.
Edition: First Atheneum Books for Young Readers pbk ed.
ISBN: 9781416949312
1416949313
Branch Call Number: J Clem
Characteristics: 189 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Elliott, Mark 1967-- Illustrator

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Blessed_home
May 01, 2021

This book was an amazing book with interesting characters, while you learn little bit of one state you can also enjoy a good book.

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Anika_Singh
Jul 21, 2020

Abby goes to a school in Illinois and she doesn’t have the best grades. She might even have to be held back in 6th grade, so Abby decides to do an extra credit project writing letters to a pen pal.

By writing to a boy who lives in Afghanistan, Abby learns about different cultures and gets a new perspective on life.

This is a wonderful story which will inspire you and make you smile.

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winstonch
Dec 16, 2013

this is really enjoyable and interesting! I
liked it very much!

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smoky9
Jul 30, 2012

A nice book about penpals.

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Blue_Cheetah_1
Jul 16, 2012

this book was for summer reading and i thought it was an O.K. book although i wouldn' have read it if i wanted to.

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tentenli
Jul 22, 2011

I love this book!! I learned so much in this book. Everyone should read this!! :)

ms_sarah Feb 01, 2011

This is such a wonderful book, giving readers a glimpse of what life might be like for kids in Afghanistan.

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Irene Byun
Apr 14, 2010

I enjoyed this book very much!!!~
Andrew Clements is a great author
I love all his books!!~
Anyone who reads this will enjoys it

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Blessed_home
May 01, 2021

Blessed_home thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 11

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blue_horse_1363
Jul 26, 2014

blue_horse_1363 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 16

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Nov 28, 2012

navy_falcon_67 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Dradderzz thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 11

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Jul 11, 2011

tentenli thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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