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Seedfolks

Fleischman, Paul

(Book - 1997)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Seedfolks
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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.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060274726
0060274727
9780060274719
0060274719
Branch Call Number: j FLEISCHMA
Characteristics: 69 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Pedersen, Judy Illustrator

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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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Aug 31, 2013
  • chickadee47 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

If you are a person of color many things in this book might rub you the wrong way. My husband had to read this for his ESL class and he was laughing at how inaccurately his country was described.

The author clearly meant well but betrays his biases through bizarre, unnecessary details. For example: cliched broken English in a thought narrative for an Asian character, a young Black man from Cleveland describing himself as a "jungle beast", not one but two pregnant Latina teens, and a white savior-esque character who voluntarily moves to a poor urban neighborhood to play peacemaker after retiring from the UN. There are some touching moments in the narratives but these issues seriously detracted from my enjoyment of the book.

Aug 03, 2012
  • arleenwilliams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A beautiful YA book for all age readers.

Jun 04, 2012
  • missinformation rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was a very enjoyable and quick read. I love to read about the life of each person who participates in this community garden. The garden not only allows people to connect to their own cultural roots but also to others in their community.

Jan 15, 2012
  • mmg2681 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It took me an hour to read, but the book was good. Following the lives of several people in Cleveland and how they come to find a plot of land and start to plant seeds for the community garden. Great book. I enjoyed it!

Dec 20, 2011
  • mare2u rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Picked this up since it was about a Cleveland neighborhood. What a delightful surprise, especially since it is written by a Californian. Short book, quick read, really warms your heart.

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Feb 18, 2010
  • bluetristesse rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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