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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

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780142410493

Pages

144 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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