Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

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Leave it to a children’s books writer to produce the most moving commentary I’ve read on the anti-immigration movement — without mentioning bans or walls or presidents.
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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 her crow friend 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 experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever.

Funny, deep, warm, and nuanced, Wishtree is Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling author Katherine Applegate at her very best―writing from the heart, and from a completely unexpected point of view.

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About Katherine Applegate

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Katherine Applegate is the author of numerous books for young readers, including the bestselling Animorphs series, the Roscoe Riley Rules series, and the award-winning novel Home of the Brave. She lives with her family in California. You can visit her online at www.katherineapplegate.com.
 
Published September 26, 2017 by Feiwel & Friends. 200 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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Reviewed by DOMINIQUE BROWNING on Sep 05 2017

Leave it to a children’s books writer to produce the most moving commentary I’ve read on the anti-immigration movement — without mentioning bans or walls or presidents.

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