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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Fleischman Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2014 ISBN: 9781504604819
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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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A gift for hearts of all ages, this gentle, timeless story will delight anyone in need of a sprig of inspiration.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Each character springs to life, complete with attitudes, prejudices, and opinions, and as the viewpoints shift, Fleischman shows how the different members of a multi-ethnic urban neighborhood overcome the barriers of language and background to enrich one another and forge new connections. The characters’ vitality and the sharply delineated details of the neighborhood make this not merely an exercise in craftsmanship or morality but an engaging, entertaining novel as well.”  


  • “A heartwarming story.”

    School Library Journal

  • An Audible.com Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. Branch | 2/10/2012

    " I've used this book in my class for students with disabilities for about 5 years. They love it and I love it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erika | 5/20/2011

    " I only read this book because I had to for English and I was struggling through it. I found it annoying that it kept switching people and you never knew what happened to them from their view.
    I would stay away from this book its very short and boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yamile | 5/20/2011

    " I loved it. One day, I'm hoping to be able something like this. It's just incredible! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/19/2011

    " I don't know what to say besides delightfully charming. How can the author convey so much feeling in so few words! Amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gresham | 5/6/2011

    " Great read...but probably more suitable for middle school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allyson | 4/19/2011

    " i thought this was a very intersting book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melva | 4/4/2011

    " This is a really great book about plants and being green! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sky**So Violet** | 4/4/2011

    " This is a good read about a community overcoming, rasism,sterotypes and social injustice. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Fleischman

Paul Fleischman grew up in Santa Monica, California, the son of children’s book author Sid Fleischman. Drawing on history, music, art, and theater, his books have often experimented with multiple viewpoints and performance. He received the Newbery Medal in 1989 for Joyful Noise, a Newbery Honor Award for Graven Images, the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Bull Run, and was a National Book Award finalist for Breakout. He lives on the central coast of California.