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Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit

Title

Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit

Authors

Paula Danziger

Illustrator

Tony Ross ; Jacqueline Rogers

Publisher

Little Apple Paperbacks

Pages

144 pages

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780142410493

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Separation; divorced parents; separated parents; separate homes

Annotation

Amber Brown is in deep trouble. Lately, no matter what she does, it isn't enough. She straightens up her room, sort of. She does her homework, well most of it. And she agrees to meet Max, her mother's new boyfriend, but she doesn't agree to like him. Now her mother is angry, her teacher wants all of her homework, and Max keeps trying to make her laugh. What's Amber to do? All she wants is a little extra credit. She really tries ... But how will she succeed?

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Family Formation

divorced parents

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 1997, Winner, Beginning Readers; Parents' Choice Award, 1996, Gold, Story Book

Keywords

school; homework; friends; moving; meeting new people

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

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