Wishtree Summary
Applegate, Katherine

Everything you need to understand or teach Wishtree by Applegate, Katherine.

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Wishtree Overview

In Katherine Applegate’s richly illustrated middle-grade novel Wishtree, the oak tree Red tells its story of friendship and tolerance directly to the reader. When young Muslim girl Samar and her family move into a house on Red’s street, the human community rejects them and Samar is lonely. As Red and its animal residents try to find Samar a friend and save their home from destruction, they learn important lessons about hope, tolerance, community, and the power of storytelling.

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