The One and Only Ivan

One and Only IvanWritten by Katherine Applegate

Before Reading:

Show students the book trailer:
The One and Only Ivan Book Trailer

During Reading:

Discussion Guide

After Reading:

Learn about the real Ivan and his journey. Extend learning with more informational text about gorillas and zoos. Further explore the theme of belonging and friendship.


2013 Newberry Award Winner!

Atlanta Zoo shares information about the real Ivan.

New York Times article about the real Ivan