SR! 2021 Season News

The 2021 Saratoga Reads! Junior Companion Book Choice Announcement

Narrated primarily by Red, an ancient red oak tree to which the townspeople annually tie their wishes, written on scraps of cloth or paper; and by the animals who reside there, Wishtree by Katherine Applegate is the 2021 SaratogaREADS! Junior Companion selection. With its unusual point of view, snappy dialog, and gorgeous illustrations, Wishtree entertains as it explores the themes of diversity, adversity, friendship, love for your neighbors, and preservation of nature and traditions. This year we’ll also be offering a reading program to coincide with the book. Continue reading for more…

Who can participate?
SaratogaREADS! Junior is open to students of the Saratoga Springs City School District in grades 4-6.

How to Register
Have your grown-up send an email to Please include your name, grade, school, and teacher.

Read the Book!
Once you’ve registered, a FREE copy of the 2021 Junior Selection, Katherine Applegate’s Wishtree will be delivered to your school and given to you by your teacher.

Join the Discussion
You’ll receive an invitation to join your peers for virtual discussions via Zoom, led by Saratoga Springs High School and Skidmore College students on Mondays, March 8 and March 15 at 4:15pm.

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