Reading Guide for The Underneath

Reading Guide for The Underneath
Deepen students understanding of The Underneath, a National Book Award finalist, with the resources in this literature guide. Pre-reading activities, discussion topics, and projects will help students explore the main themes, emotions, and relationships in this novel.

Grade Levels: 4 - 7

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The Underneath
Kathi Appelt

One kitten's one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. In this National Book Award finalist, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love—and its opposite, hate—the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.
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