Because of Winn-Dixie

by Kate DiCamillo

New to her Southern town, Opal goes to the store for a box of macaroni and cheese, but returns home with a scruffy stray dog! During one unforgettable summer, this lovable pooch helps Opal feel less sad about things. Together they make some unusual misfit friends who change her life forever.

Reading resources:

The author's official site.
The publisher's teacher's guide for the book.

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