Seedfolks (Joanna Colter Books) (Prebound)

By Paul Fleischman, Judy Pedersen (Illustrator)

Perfection Learning, 9780780794825, 69pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1999

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/14/2004)
Hardcover (4/11/1997)
Prebound (12/14/2004)
Compact Disc (7/1/2017)
Compact Disc (4/30/2010)
Paperback, Chinese (6/1/2016)
Library Binding (5/1/1997)
Audio Cassette (1/1/2003)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/1/2008)

List Price: 19.80*
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Description

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.