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Food Readers Book Club


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This summer, we invite you to join The GardenWorks Food Readers Book Club's LIVE event this year! We will gather to discuss Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, a highly acclaimed youth fiction book that 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.

Awarded ALA Best Book for Young Adults, School Library Journal Best Book, Publishers Weekly Best Book, IRA/CBC Children's Choice, and NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, Newbery-winning author Paul Fleischman.

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. 

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.



July 24, 2021 at 3:00pm - 4pm
Lisle Township Community Gardens
4711 Indiana Ave
Lisle, IL 60532
United States
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The GardenWorks Project · · 630-791-3033

Will you come?