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Seedfolks (Mass Market Paperbound)

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By Paul Fleischman, Judy Pedersen (Illustrator)
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Seedfolks is one of the few books I reread every so often to
remind myself why I love it. A junk-filled vacant lot in a blighted
urban neighborhood gradually becomes a community garden and turns an
apartment building full of distrustful strangers into a community of
friends.

— Merrilee

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A vacant lot, rat-infested and filled with garbage, looked like no place for a garden. Especially to a neighborhood of strangers where no one seems to care. Until one day, a young girl clears a small space and digs into the hard-packed soil to plant her precious bean seeds. Suddenly, the soil holds promise: To Curtis, who believes he can win back Lateesha's heart with a harvest of tomatoes; to Virgil's dad, who sees a fortune to be made from growing lettuce; and even to Maricela, sixteen and pregnant, wishing she were dead.

Thirteen very different voices and perspectives old, young, Haitian, Hispanic, tough, haunted, and hopeful tell one amazing story about a garden that transforms a neighborhood.

Chosen as a state and citywide read in communities across the country, including in Vermont; Racine, WI; Tampa, FL; Newburgh, NY; and Boca Raton, FL.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064472074
ISBN-10: 0064472078
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Publication Date: December 14th, 2004
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Joanna Colter Books