One Book, One Minnesota
One Book | One Minnesota is a new statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect and discuss.
During the months of April and May, through their local libraries, Minnesotans will be invited to read the featured book selection and will have access to author videos, reading guides, and virtual book club discussions.
The April/May selection is Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.
The next selection will be announced soon.
All Minnesotans were also invited to participate in a statewide virtual discussion with the author on Wednesday, May 20th at 1 pm. Information about the discussion is at: https://thefriends.org/onebookmnmay
Because of Winn-Dixie is available on OverDrive, Hoopla, RBdigital, and from your library, but the easiest way to access it is from Ebooks Minnesota. Through Ebooks Minnesota, anyone in the state can access the digital book for free, even if they don’t have a library card. Links to resources and more information can be found at thefriends.org/onebook.
About the Book
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Because of Winn–Dixie is a children’s novel written by Minnesota author Kate DiCamillo, published in 2000, and winner of a Newbery Honor distinction, the Josette Frank Award, and the Mark Twain Award. The classic tale follows the story of ten-year-old India Opal Buloni who, one summer day, goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries and instead comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog, and this is where the story really begins. Because of Winn-Dixie is written for middle grade readers and older, and this story of friendship will delight readers of all ages.
One Book | One Minnesota is presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services. Program partners include Candlewick Press, Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators, Minitex (a joint program of the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education), and Minnesota Department of Education.