Seedfolks

Product Number: EB00234530
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062283689
Publisher: HarperTeen
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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 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. 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. 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. 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. "The size of this slim volume belies the profound message of hope it contains." -Christian Science Monitor And don't miss Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, the Newbery Medal-winning poetry collection!

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Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Original Publish Date: Jul 30, 2013

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CD
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Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Narrator(s): A Full Cast
Product Number DD33857
Released: Jul 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538459386
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Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Narrator(s): A Full Cast
Product Number Z100028572
Released: Nov 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792785132

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