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Louisiana's Way Home
Teen - 5th-8th Grade, Age 10-13 
240 p. ; 
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ISBN 9781536207996
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"DiCamillo makes every word count, lyrically weaving a tale of woe-turned-wonder that leaves readers feeling as if Louisiana's plight had been their own. The emotional highs and lows that demand difficult choices lead Louisiana toward would-be helpers; some are humble and kind while others are self-serving and hard-hearted. When a crushing revelation and an unforgivable act threatens to derail her identity, Louisiana's character is nourished by gentle kindness that inspires a beautiful, redemptive choice. A story with so much to offer every reader."
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"Louisiana, with her quick, insightful takes on everyone she meets, grabbed readers' hearts in Raymie Nightingale, and in this book she isn't about to let go." -- The New York Times Book Review

When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried. After all, Granny has many middle-of-the-night ideas. But this time, things are different. This time, Granny intends for them never to return. Separated from her best friends, Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to oppose the winds of fate (and Granny) and find a way home. But as Louisiana's life becomes entwined with the lives of the people of a small Georgia town -- including a surly motel owner, a walrus-like minister, and a mysterious boy with a crow on his shoulder -- she starts to worry that she is destined only for goodbyes. Called "one of DiCamillo's most singular and arresting creations" by the New York Times Book Review, the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale. Now, with humor and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story.
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