Because of Winn-Dixie (Book) : DiCamillo, Kate : Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (TV Movie - A free-spirited yet naive country girl is caught between her wealthy, manipulative "cousin" Alec and the handsome, educated farmer Angel Clare in this Victorian tragedy from novelist Thomas Hardy.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Atticus Finch: Easily the most heroic, admirable character that I've ever come across in reading. And Boo! My children know my love of Boo, thus their many nicknames!
'One Child" by Torey Hayden is just one of many true stories this influential writer has taken on the long journey as a teacher of special needs children. She proves amazing things can happen if you open your heart and mind to love.