Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo and Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes are the recommended mentor texts for this unit. An alternative novel is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane as well as the novels and picture books listed in the document below. If this is your first time with this unit, we recommend using the unit with the pacing guide for Winn-Dixie and Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel but the choice is up to you.
NEW Ways to Group Familiar Titles for Book Clubs (2017)
Student Book Choices
Book choices that supported Series Book Clubs in previous years are good choices for this Character unit. Many of these books can be found in your buildings.