Wishtree Summary
Applegate, Katherine

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

  • Wishtree Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Wishtree Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Wishtree Overview

Katherine Applegate’s novel Wishtree is told from the perspective of a centuries-old oak tree named Red. When a young Muslim girl named Samar and her family move into a house on Red’s street, Red watches in dismay as several members of the human community quickly come to view Samar's family with fear and hatred, feelings that appear to be fueled solely by Islamophobic beliefs. As Red works to reduce tensions within the community and to demonstrate the importance of compassion, Applegate infuses the narrative with themes such as hope, tolerance, community, the power of storytelling, and the importance of ongoing environmental protections.

Lesson Plan

Wishtree Lesson Plans contain 151 pages of teaching material, including: