Michelleyo98, October 23, 2006 (view all comments by Michelleyo98)
I'd like to thank the Author Paul Fleschman for creating this wonderful book!! I really enjoyed reading it!! I love the way that the book has different chapters of different characters, gives people a chance to really get to know the characters and to find out what there perpose is in the story. I dont mind reading this book over and over its one of my favorites!!
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by Harper Collins,
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.
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Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
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