A young girl plants some beans in an abandoned lot in inner-city Cleavland, and from that small gesture, a community garden grows amongst the poverty and violence.
If you're looking to read a book to inspire you, look no further. The literal and metaphorical growing of a community garden in this story was full of hope and life-lessons. It makes you want to go out and take up gardening.
The multiple narrators and shortness of the story (70 pages) makes this a great read-aloud for students in middle school. Some of the more mature situations in the book however, (narrators talking about drugs and teen-pregnancy, though in a very subtle, minimally controversial way) does not make this a good read-aloud for kids in primary and intermediate grades.
Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman
Published: December 14, 2004
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
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