Seedfolks /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1997Description: 69 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0060274719 :; 0060274727 (lib. bdg.).Title notes: c.1 $13.95 10-99Subject(s): Gardens -- Fiction | City and town life -- Fiction | Neighborhood -- FictionSummary: One by one, a number of people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner-city lot into a productive and beautiful garden, and in doing so, the gardeners are themselves transformed.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>ALA Best Book for Young Adults ∙ School Library Journal Best Book ∙ Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ IRA/CBC Children's Choice ∙ NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts</p> <p>A Vietnamese girl plants six lima beans in a Cleveland vacant lot. Looking down on the immigrant-filled neighborhood, a Romanian woman watches suspiciously. A school janitor gets involved, then a Guatemalan family. Then muscle-bound Curtis, trying to win back Lateesha. Pregnant Maricela. Amir from India. A sense of community sprouts and spreads. </p> <p>Newbery-winning author Paul Fleischman uses thirteen speakers to bring to life a community garden's founding and first year. The book's short length, diverse cast, and suitability for adults as well as children have led it to be used in countless one-book reads in schools and in cities across the country.</p> <p>Seedfolks has been drawn upon to teach tolerance, read in ESL classes, promoted by urban gardeners, and performed in schools and on stages from South Africa to Broadway.</p> <p>The book's many tributaries--from the author's immigrant grandfather to his adoption of two brothers from Mexico--are detailed in his forthcoming memoir, No Map, Great Trip: A Young Writer's Road to Page One.</p> <p>"The size of this slim volume belies the profound message of hope it contains." --Christian Science Monitor</p> <p>And don't miss Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, the Newbery Medal-winning poetry collection!</p>
"Joanna Cotler books."
One by one, a number of people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner-city lot into a productive and beautiful garden, and in doing so, the gardeners are themselves transformed.
c.1 $13.95 10-99