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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
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I have a memory of being maybe eight or nine years old and stepping outside a house in Philadelphia early one morning.
I had been sent to collect blueberries for that mornings pancakes.
There were several blueberry bushes right by the driveway.
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“Open your heart. Someone will come. Someone will come for you. But first you must open your heart.”
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“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.”
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“There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.”
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