A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence is a fictional diary written by Sherry Garland. It was the twelfth entry in Scholastic's Dear America. The book was published in September 1998 and was followed by My Heart Is on the Ground. A television film based on the book was released in 2000.
- "In honor of my great-great-grandparents, Andrew Jackson Loug and Mittie Roe Loug, whose pioneering spirit brought them to the Republic of Texas, and in loving memory of Desla Camp Allison."
- "Friday, October 2, 1835
Land o' Goshen! The battle is on! It is just past daybreak and the fog is thick in the woods and hovers over the river. We were awakened by the most awful shriek. Nothing can describe it. Then came the pop, pop, pop of rifles in the distance. Papa says the scream is the old six-pounder cannon. Lord Almighthy!... The noise has stopped, and I am seizing the moment to make my diary entry. Who knows when I will have the opportunity again. If the Texians lose this fight, I may be in my grave this time tomorrow. Oh, the shooting and noise have started up again. My heart is pounding like a drum. Lord protect us."
- Main article: List of A Line in the Sand characters
- Main article: Dear America: A Line in the Sand
In 2000, A Line in the Sand was adapted into a television film. The film was produced by Scholastic Entertainment and aired on HBO. It was also released on video cassette the same year. Amy Stewart starred in the film as Lucinda.
- Main article: Sherry Garland
- "My deepest appreciation goes to Dr. Richard Bruce Winders, Curator at the Alamo, for checking the manuscript for historical accuracy."
- Interview with Sherry Garland About A Line in the Sand at Scholastic
- A Line in the Sand Discussion Guide at Scholastic