Extra Credit is a 2009 children's novel written by Andrew Clements. It is about a girl named Abby Carson who struggles in school. Her teacher decides now is the time to act. It's time for Extra Credit. Abby is going to fail the sixth grade and be held back. She knew that she had problems in school, but nothing this serious! The only way to save her grade is to get high scores for the rest of the year, do all of her homework, and do an extra credit report. She has to exchange letters with someone from a different country, with a different culture. Then at the end of the school year, she must tell her class what she has learned. She corresponds with Sadeed Bayat, a boy from a small Afghanistan village. She learns a lot about a different way of life.