Our 2014 book selection was the Newbery Honor Book, Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo. Kate DiCamillo was named the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. As ambassador, she was responsible for raising awareness about the importance of children’s literature. She was the perfect pick for On The Same Page as she shares our vision of coming together as a community around literature. She says, “When we read together, we connect. Together, we see the world. Together, we see each other.”
Because of Winn-Dixie
When 10-year-old India Opal returns home with a stray dog named Winn-Dixie, things begin to change in Naomi, Florida. Winn-Dixie helps Opal make friends with the endearing outcasts of Naomi, including a woman rumored to be a witch, the elderly town librarian, and an ex-con musician who runs the local pet store. Through these new friendships, Opal learns that everyone has a sorrow to let go of and a story to tell.