Courage on the Lineby Cynthia Bates
Twelve-year-old Amelie is a gifted athlete whose ability quickly attracts both attention and jealousy. When the jealousy turns to bullying, Amelie decides to change schools in order to escape. But even with a new coach and new teammates, she finds the past hard to leave behind. When it seems that she will have to confront her former tormentors in an extramural basketball match, Amelie's re-emerging self-confidence takes a dive.
Courage on the Line is a thoughtful look at how sports can foster friendship and self-confidence. It is a companion novel to Mikayla's Victory.
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