Posted on November 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When Kate DiCamillo moved from Florida to Minnesota, she didn’t have socks, a jacket, or a dog.

She likely acquired the first two items fairly quickly, but she invented the third — one who became the title character of her future book, Because of Winn-Dixie.

That was nearly twenty years ago, and DiCamillo’s imagination is still going strong.

NPR’s Euan Kerr recently attended a party celebrating the launch of her latest book, Louisiana's Way Home, and chatted with both DiCamillo and a friend about the author’s knack for connecting with children and adults alike.

You can read the full piece here.

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