We are up and running with our Kate DiCamillo author study. The five books that are circulating in the books groups are “The Tale of Despereaux,” “The Tiger Rising,” “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” “Because of Winn Dixie,” and “Leroy Snicker.” Be sure to ask your child what book they are reading!
Additionally, here is a great video from Kate DiCamillo going over the writing process and her journey to becoming an award winning author. The students and I had powerful conversation about perseverance and grit, mainly because she had over 100 manuscripts rejected before “Because of Winn Dixie” was published and become a Newbery Honor book. Ponder that!