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Don't Hurt Laurie

Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson

About The Book

"Don't Hurt Laurie is Willo Davis Roberts' story of a girl physically abused by her mother. Can she escape, and will anyone believe her story?"

After her mother, prone to fits of anger, remarries, Laurie, a battered child, is aided by her new nine-year-old stepbrother in finding the help that she so badly needs.

About The Author

Willo Davis Roberts wrote many mystery and suspense novels for children during her long and illustrious career, including The Girl with the Silver Eyes, The View from the Cherry Tree, Twisted Summer, Megan’s Island, Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job, Hostage, Scared Stiff, The Kidnappers, and Caught! Three of her children’s books won Edgar Awards, while others received great reviews and other accolades, including the Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Georgia Children’s Book Award.

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Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies
  • Georgia Children's Book Award
  • Young Hoosier Book Award (IN)

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