(14 ratings - Login to add yours)
  • 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

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 830

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9781416949299
  • 1416949291

Additional Credits


Recently Listed On


Login to add tags

Share This

  • Book

Extra credit

by Clements, Andrew, 1949-

There are currently 3 available

Where To Find It

Call number: Y Fiction / Clements, Andrew

Available Copies: Downtown Youth

Additional Details

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.

Community Reviews

amazing book

Abby is falling behind on her schoolwork and has to do an extra credit project to pass sixth grade. The extra credit project is to become a pen pal with someone from a different contenint.


Wow. this book is great. it has two people, living in very different parts of the world, corresponding. this book is very interesting, keeping you hooked as you see them both change, realize what great places they live in. a must-read.


Abby and Sadeed are two different people with two very different lives. But their thoughtful letters, accompanied by heartfelt souvenirs, bring them closer together and helps Abby pass the fifth grade.

really good book

This book is about a growing friendship.Through the book they realize the letters are traveling between seas and culture.

Login to write a review of your own.