The Laura Line

The Laura Line

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Tween readers who loved the warmth and humor Crystal Allen brought to How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy will find the same winning combination in her new middle-grade novel, The Laura Line. Thirteen-year-old Laura Dyson wants two things in life: to be accepted by her classmates and to be noticed by ultra-cute baseball star Troy Bailey. But everyone at school makes fun of her for being overweight, and Troy won't give her a second glance. But a school assignment changes that. Laura is forced to learn the history of the slave shack on her grandmother's property, and she discovers she comes from a line of strong African-American women. Through understanding her roots, Laura finds the self-esteem she's been missing.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061992755
  • 9780061992759

Review quote

"Crystal Allen shows us how our relatives, even the ones we've never met, sometimes have a way of gently weaving a path to exactly who we're meant to be, our truest and best self."--Kathryn Fitzmaurice--author of THE YEAR THE SWALLOWS CAME EARLY
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142 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 32% (46)
4 39% (55)
3 20% (28)
2 6% (9)
1 3% (4)
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