The Newbery Honor Challenge: 2001

Dear Mr. Sharp, 

Happy Saturday! Yes, I agree with you that finding as much time to read during the first month of school is very CHALLENGING. However, I'm grateful that I re-read Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie last night. It made me smile and cry. What a gem! 

Enjoy your weekend! :)


Click here to watch Colby's video. 

"Starting as one of the most rejected writers, Kate DiCamillo has become one of this century’s most acclaimed authors. For those who like to use manuscript drafts with young readers, several versions of Because of Winn-Dixie can be found online here." - Anita Silvey

Visit the official website for The National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. 

Kate DiCamillo presented at the 2009 National Book Festival.

"I decided a long time ago," DiCamillo says, "that I didn't have to be talented. I just had to be persistent."

You don't want to miss this interview with Kate DiCamillo.

Kate DiCamillo received the 2013 Kerlan Award. 

Don't you just love the kid who gave Kate a 10 out of 2? I need to meet him.


Popular Posts