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It isnt that Abby Carson cant do her schoolwork. She just doesnt like doing it. And in February a warning letter arrives at her home. Abby will have to repeat sixth gradeunless she meets some specific conditions, including taking on an extra-credit project to find a pen pal in a distant country. Seems simple enough. But when Abbys first letter arrives at a small school in Afghanistan, the village elders agree that any letters going back to America must be written well. In English. And the only qualified student is a boy, Sadeed Bayat. Except in this village, it is not proper for a boy to correspond with a girl. So Sadeeds younger sister will write the letters. Except she knows hardly any English. So Sadeed must write the letters. For his sister to sign. 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? Not so simple. But as letters flow back and forthbetween the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of central Asia, across cultural and religious divides, through the minefields of different lifestyles and traditionsa small group of children begin to speak and listen to one another. And in just a few short weeks, they make important discoveries about their communities, about their world, and most of all, about themselves
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781416995203
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OVERDRIVE:6ec1636b-a784-4611-a7a0-192319f2487c
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781416995203
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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optical disk

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