MN90: Because She Wrote Winn-Dixie

MN90: Because She Wrote Winn-Dixie

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For years, Kate DiCamillo called herself a writer, thought of herself as a writer, but wasn’t actually doing much writing—until a cold Minnesota winter night, when she was lying in bed and heard a little girl’s voice in her head say, “I have a dog named Winn-Dixie.” Britt Aamodt has the story of how DiCamillo really became a writer.