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Why I choose this book ?
Every month we choose a topic for our homeschool / unschool theme. October is Help & Support with a focus on respect and inclusion. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, invites us to think about how we can turn our wishes into a way to welcome those around us, and accept that what makes us different actually makes us all better.
About the Book
The New York Times-bestselling story of kindness, friendship, and hope.Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"―people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this wishtree watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experience as a wishtree is more important than ever. Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, this is Katherine Applegate at her very best―writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view. This book has Common Core connections. Download the book guide below.