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"Because of Winn-Dixie": Woman Counsels Against Judging Ex-Convict

Because of Winn-Dixie is about a 10-year-old girl, Opal, who learns important life lessons about loss and friendship. Her dog, Winn-Dixie, is the catalyst for her discovering many of the lessons.

Opal learns that a new friend of hers, Otis, a young man who worked in a pet store, had spent time in prison. As she sits on a porch with a wise, old woman named ...

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