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Seedfolks
By Paul Fleischman and Judy Pedersen (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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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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Paperback
Book cover for 9780064472074
 
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from Harperteen (April 1, 1999)
9780064472074 | details & prices | 69 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.10 lbs | List price $8.99
About: 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
Miscellaneous
Unabridged edition from Findaway World Llc (May 1, 2008)
9781605149196 | details & prices | List price $34.99
This edition also contains Seedfolks
Unabridged edition from Findaway World Llc (May 1, 2008)
9781605144054 | details & prices | List price $29.99
This edition also contains Seedfolks
About: Newbery Medal-winning Seedfolks from Paul Fleischman tells thirteen stories from diverse perspectives—young and old, immigrant and native, haunted and hopeful.
Library
Book cover for 9780060274726
 
from Harperteen (May 1, 1997)
9780060274726 | details & prices | 69 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.40 lbs | List price $13.89
About: 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
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613182768
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613182768 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.25 lbs | List price $19.65
About: 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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