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It isn't that Abby Carson can't do her schoolwork, it's just that she doesn't like doing it. And that means she's pretty much failing sixth grade. When a warning letter is sent home, Abby realizes that all her slacking off could cause her to be held back -- for real! Unless she wants to repeat the sixth grade, she'll have to meet some specific conditions, including taking on an extra-credit project: find a pen pal in a foreign country. Simple enough (even for a girl who hates homework).

Abby's first letter arrives at a small school in Afghanistan, and 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 flow back and forth between Illinois and Afghanistan, Abby and Sadeed discover that their letters are crossing more than an ocean. They are crossing a huge cultural divide and a minefield of different lifestyles and traditions. Their growing friendship is also becoming a growing problem for both communities, and some people are not happy. Suddenly things are not so simple.

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ISBN:
9781416949299
9781616377137
9781416949312
9780743582049
9780743594745
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.3, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
830L
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Grouped Work ID 80da6626-cc88-72c6-1922-40db861c22dc
Grouping Title extra credit
Grouping Author clements andrew
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-18 23:28:41PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-19 00:13:31AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.3
auth_author2 Elliott, Mark, 1967-, Zackman, Gabra.
author Clements, Andrew, 1949-
author2-role Elliott, Mark,1967-, Elliott, Mark,1967-ill., Findaway World, LLC., Playaway Digital Audio., Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)., Simon and Schuster, inc., Zackman, Gabra., Zackman, Gabra.|Narrator
author_display Clements, Andrew
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display_description As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.
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subject_facet Afghanistan, Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Families -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Illinois -- Juvenile fiction, Family -- Afghanistan, Family -- Illinois, Family life -- Afghanistan -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Fiction, Family life -- Illinois -- Juvenile fiction, Illinois, Illinois -- Juvenile fiction, Letters, Letters -- Juvenile fiction, Pen pals, Pen pals -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Extra credit
title_full Extra Credit, Extra credit / Andrew Clements ; illustrations by Mark Elliott, Extra credit [sound recording] / Andrew Clements
title_short Extra credit
title_sub
topic_facet Children's audiobooks, Families, Family, Family life, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Letters, Pen pals