- Published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 183 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 830
- Letters -- Fiction.
- Pen pals -- Fiction.
- Family life -- Fiction. -- Afghanistan
- Family life -- Fiction. -- Illinois
- Afghanistan -- Fiction.
- Illinois -- Fiction.
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Reluctant student Abby chooses an Afghani pen pal, Sadeed. Because Sadeed's teacher disapproves of him corresponding with a girl, Sadeed writes to Abby in secret. A plot twist brings this story of international relations together; in the end, Abby becomes a more serious student while Sadeed questions gender roles.
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