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Seedfolks (Joanna Colter Books) (Prebound)

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By Paul Fleischman, Judy Pedersen (Illustrator)
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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 -- 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:
Vermont
Racine, WI
Tampa, FL
Newburgh, NY
Boca Raton, FL.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780780794825
ISBN-10: 0780794826
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: April 1st, 1999
Pages: 69
Language: English
Series: Joanna Colter Books