I like the way that everybody is integrated into this book. It's definitely worth reading or re-reading
This book reminds us that all people, whether we have met them or not, are going through real trials and a simple smile, or maybe some chitchat, could be the only thing that gets them through the day.
I love this book! It's about community, diversity, and gardening! Every chapter is from a different point of view all talking about a garden created on a vacant lot and how it impacted them. Wonderful read!
This book is about the ways a community garden bring the members of a neighborhood together, told by individual neighbors from diverse backgrounds as they observe or garden there.
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.
A beautiful YA book for all age readers.
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.
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!
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.
So short it's practically a pamphlet, Seedfolks manages to be an incredibly powerful, insightful book about community, stereotyping, and the suspicion with which we can regard those neighbors of ours that "aren't like us."
bluetristesse thinks this title is suitable for All Ages
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