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Kate DiCamillo

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Kate DiCamillo, the newly named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2014–2015, says about stories, “When we read together, we connect. Together, we see the world. Together, we see one another.” Born in Philadelphia, the author lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.

Kate DiCamillo's own journey is something of a dream come true. After moving to Minnesota from Florida in her twenties, homesickness and a bitter winter helped inspire Because of Winn-Dixie - her first published novel, which, remarkably, became a runaway bestseller and snapped up a Newbery Honor. "After the Newbery committee called me, I spent the whole day walking into walls," she says. "I was stunned. And very, ver...more


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I leave for Washington, D.C. today.
I will be at the Takoma Park Library on Friday night (http://www.takomapark.info/library/children/archives/003527.html).
And on Saturday, I will be at the National Book Festival from 10 am to noon (http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/).
Since Leroy Ninker is just out, I will get to talk about the small cowboy, and his horse. The horse���s name is Maybelline.
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“Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”
Kate DiCamillo, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

“There ain't no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.”
Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

“There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.”
Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

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The Newbery awards are just around the corner. It's time to decide what we will read for our last book of the month in 2013.

What book should we read in December?

You may write in titles, provided the book is a 2014 Newbery contender and already published.

 
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courage has no color (write-in)
 
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paperboy (write-in)
 
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Flora & Ulysses (write-in)
 
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