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Clements, Andrew (Book - 2009)
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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.

Simon and Schuster
It isn’t that Abby Carson can’t do her schoolwork. She just doesn’t like doing it. And consequently, Abby will have to repeat sixth grade—unless she meets some specific conditions, including taking on an extra credit project: find a pen pal in a distant country. But when Abby’s first letter arrives at a small school in Afghanistan, complications arise. The elders agree that any letters going back to America must be written well, but the only qualified English-speaking student is a boy. And in this village, it’s not proper for a boy to correspond with a girl. So, Sadeed’s sister will dictate and sign the letters for him. But what about the villagers who believe that girls should not be anywhere near a school? And what about those who believe that any contact with Americans is...unhealthy?

As letters flow back and forth—between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of central Asia, across cultural and religious divides, through the minefields of different lifestyles and traditions—a small group of children begin to speak and listen to each other. And in just a few short weeks, they make important discoveries about their communities, about their world, and most of all, about themselves.

Authors: Clements, Andrew, 1949-
Title: Extra credit
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Contents: 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
Audience: Ages 8-12
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
Additional Contributors: Elliott, Mark 1967-
ISBN: 9781416949312
1416949291
9781416949299
Branch Call Number: J FICTION CLEME...A
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Dec 16, 2013
  • winstonch rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 30, 2012
  • smoky9 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A nice book about penpals.

Jul 16, 2012
  • Blue_Cheetah_1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

I am commenting for my 9yr.old son who had to read this for a book club selection. His comments are: For those of you who like reading, I would highly recommend this book. It is not boring, it has a good storyline. I learned Afganistan boys can't write to American girls!

Jul 22, 2011
  • tentenli rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Feb 01, 2011
  • ms_sarah rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 14, 2010
  • Irene Byun rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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Nov 28, 2012
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Jun 14, 2012
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Jul 11, 2011
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The Seattle Public Library Book Talk Video: Extra Credit.

The Seattle Public Library - Reconnect with Reading - Book Talk Video. Extra Credit By Andrew Clements

Jul 22, 2011
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