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Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

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The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition.

Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts his teacher's challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. Trevor's idea is simple: do a good deed for three people, and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to "pay it forward" to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world, and in this "quiet, steady masterpiece with an incandescent ending" (Kirkus Reviews), Trevor's actions change his community forever.

This middle grade edition of Pay It Forward is extensively revised, making it an appropriate and invaluable complement to lesson plans and an ideal pick for book clubs, classroom use, and summer reading. Includes an author'snote and curriculum guide.

Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Published: 08/19/2014
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 7.60h x 5.00w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781481409407
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.2
Point Value: 7
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 168192 / Pay It Forward: Young Readers Edition

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 08/01/2014 pg. 87
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2014 pg. 106
Booklist 08/01/2014 pg. 74
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2015 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of twenty-five books, which include Where We Belong, When You Were Older, Walk Me Home, When I Found You, Don't Let Me Go, The Language of Hoofbeats, and Take Me With You, among others. More than fifty of her short stories have been published in various literary magazines. Following the success of Pay It Forward, Catherine founded the Pay It Forward Foundation and served as president until 2009. She lives in California with her dog, Ella, and their cat, Jordan. To learn more about the foundation and other forthcoming books, visit

Amy June Bates has illustrated books including the Sam the Man series, Sweet Dreams and That's What I'd Do, both by singer-songwriter Jewel; and Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.
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