Because of Winn-Dixie
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Understanding Self and Others, Single Parents, Friends and Friendship
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni's mother walked out on her seven years ago, and she's been asking about her ever since — so that she won't forget her mom. But when she moves to Naomi, Florida, and befriends a lively stray dog, the canine helps her meet some unusual characters who teach her about love, life, and forgiveness.