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Seedfolks - (Joanna Colter Books) by Paul Fleischman (Paperback)

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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 ArtsA Vietnamese girl plants six lima beans in a Cleveland vacant lot.
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award (Grades 6-8) 1999 1st Winner, Virginia Readers Choice Award (Middle School) 2001 4th Winner
  • 112 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Social Themes
  • Series Name: Joanna Colter Books

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About the Book



A determined young girl plants six bean seeds in a trash-filled lot in Cleveland and something truly magnificent grows. Thirteen different voices come together to tell one amazing story about a vacant lot that transforms a neighborhood. Illustrations.



Book Synopsis



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!



From the Back Cover



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

Used with one-book programs in:

Allen, TX

Appleton, WI

Arlington, MA

Attleboro, MA

Berwyn, IL

Boca Raton, FL

Edgewater, IL

Farmington, NM

Geneva, NY

Hillside, IL

Lake Villa, IL

Menomonie, WI

Nantucket, MA

Natick, MA

Newburgh, NY

Racine, WI

Saginaw, MI

Somerville, MA

Springville, UT

St. Louis Park, MN

Sun Prairie, WI

Tampa, FL

Upland, CA

Watsonville, CA

Winchester, MA

the state of Vermont



Review Quotes




★ "A beautiful, multicolored harvest. The message of diversity, people, and sensibility is universal, and beautifully cultivated by an author who has a green thumb with words." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

★ "The story's quiet beauty unfurls effortlessly and lingers after the final page has been turned." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Each voice sings with the rhythm of culture and personality." -- Children's Book Review Magazine

★ "The characters' vitality and the sharply delineated details of the neighborhood make this not merely an exercise in craftsmanship or morality but an engaging, entertaining novel as well." -- ALA Booklist (starred review)

"Innovative. Effective." -- Horn Book Magazine


Dimensions (Overall): 6.8 Inches (H) x 4.18 Inches (W) x .31 Inches (D)
Weight: .13 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13 Years
Number of Pages: 112
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Series Title: Joanna Colter Books
Publisher: Harperteen
Theme: Values & Virtues
Format: Paperback
Author: Paul Fleischman
Language: English
Street Date: December 14, 2004
TCIN: 11477463
UPC: 9780064472074
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-4478
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.31 inches length x 4.18 inches width x 6.8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.13 pounds
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