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    Sam is a seventy-eight year old Jewish man who spends his life promoting peace and attempting to bring different individuals together. Since Sam is too old to work in the garden, he hires and pays...

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    Florence tells the story of how her great-grandparents walked all the way from Louisana to Colorado in 1859. They were both freed slaves who settled alongside the Gunnison River. She comments that...

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    In Chapter 2, Ana sees a girl with dark hair digging into the ground behind an old refrigerator in the lot on Gibb Street. Ana used to be a secretary for the Police Department and immediately...

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    Curtis plants tomatoes in the lot in order to impress Lateesha, the girl he wants to marry. Accordingly, Lateesha had stopped seeing Curtis five years ago when she discovered other girls in his...

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    Florence grew up near the Gunnison River in the Colorado country. She mentions that she and her family were the only black people in the entire county and that her father referred to them as...

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    Paul Fleischman’s inspiring young adult novella Seedfolks takes place in a dilapidated urban neighborhood of Cleveland on Gibb Street. The story is structured as a series of vignettes, with each...

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    Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman is written as a series of vignettes; each chapter is told from the point of view of a different character. In the eighth chapter, we meet Sae Young, a Korean immigrant...

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    In Chapter 3 entitled "Wendell," Ana, Wendell's upstairs neighbor, calls him while he is sleeping and tells him to come to her apartment as quick as he can. Wendell mentions that he hopes that he...

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    In Seedfolks, Kim stands before the altar because she is grieving. The story tells us that the candles and incense sticks had been lit the day before to commemorate the one year anniversary of her...

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    "Don't trust a book by its cover" is a common idiom that means people should not prejudge individuals based on appearance alone. Thematically, there are several examples of this idiom throughout...

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    Gonzalo, a teenager from Guatemala, is the main character in Chapter 4 of Seedfolks. He is the only member of his extended family to know English, and he perhaps uses the words, “bodega,” and...

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    Like in The Secret Garden, when a story revolves around growing something out of the ground, you can bet that the author means to show something else growing, too: something metaphorical, usually...

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    Curtis, known throughout the community for his massive muscles, begins to plant tomatoes in the garden on Gibb Street as a way to apologize to his ex-girlfriend for cheating on her. Curtis's...

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    Chapter 6 in Seedfolks is about Sam, an older Jewish man whose initial purpose is to bring people together as they are improving the deserted lot with their gardens. Sam seems to have been some...

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    In the book, Amir explains how the community garden has brought people of all races together. During the harvest festival, everyone traded harvests and mingled freely among each other. All the...

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    Amir tells the story of a Polish woman he met, who did time in a concentration camp, in order to illustrate the point that you should not judge a book by its cover and/or reinforce stereotypes. You...

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    Curtis is 23 in the story and is known by the nickname, ‘Ceps, for his muscular body. One regret Curtis has is that when he was younger, he treated a girl bad and now realizes he cares about...

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    Gonzalo is an immigrant from Guatemala. He came with his father and was fluent in English two years later. However, his father, who worked with Mexicans and Salvadorians, did not learn English as...

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    Ana, an elderly woman, has lived in the neighborhood a long time. She likes to sit by her window and watch the activity outside. She says, “I’ve seen history out this window.” (pg 5) She...

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    Amir longs for his homeland of India where, despite living in large cities, everyone knows his neighbors. Amir is isolated in his world in Cleveland and hasn’t made many friends. He feels part...

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    Leona was brought to the garden because she was interested in growing goldenrod, a flowering plant that grows mostly in North America and Mexico. She was motivated to plant goldenrod because of her...

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    The character, Sae Young, has had a pretty difficult life since moving to Cleveland from Korea. She works in a dry cleaning business her family owns, and is basically happy until her husband dies...

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    Nora is Mr. Myles’ caretaker in Seedfolks, and she is determined to get him involved in life again. Mr. Myles is in a wheelchair and just observes the world without engaging with people or...

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    An open-ended question is one that asks for a full answer, not just a word or two. It uses the person’s own knowledge of the subject, maybe an opinion, or maybe some feelings concerning the...

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    Leona, the narrator in Chapter 5 of Seedfolks, is instrumental in getting the Gibbs Street vacant lot cleared of all the trash. During the chapter, Leona reminisces about her grandmother who...

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    Paul Fleischman’s wonderful young adult novella takes place in Cleveland, Ohio. I couldn’t remember if an actual date is ever given in the novella, so I did a little research and still...

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    Tio Juan emigrated from Guatemala to Cleveland to be with his family in Seedfolks. Guatemala and Cleveland are two very different places. Gonzola, Tio Juan’s nephew, helps the family by...

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    Amir, an Indian immigrant, moved to Clevland in 1980. He mentions that it's hard to meet people in America because most individuals go out of their way to avoid contact and keep to themselves. Amir...

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    The narrator of Chapter 6 in Seedfolks, Sam, is an activist who has spent his entire life helping people and fighting for peace. Now that Sam is older, he focuses his efforts on the small garden...

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    One of the major themes of Seedfolks is that out of something ugly, something beautiful can grow. This theme is not only seen through the physical growth of the garden but also through the...

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    In the book, Amir tells of the time an old Italian woman had complained about receiving the wrong change at his store. Because of her prejudice against foreigners, the woman likely believed that...

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    The people who live around the garden on Gibb St. in Cleveland, Ohio, all come from different backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. They go about their lives without really knowing their neighbors...

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    Amir is an immigrant from India, who manages a fabric store and decides to grow eggplants in the community garden on Gibb Street. He comments that the objective in America seems to be to avoid...

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    Gonzalo is a Guatemalan immigrant who moved to Clevland with his family. Gonzalo is in the eighth grade and says that he can speak English fluently, unlike his mother's uncle, Tio Juan. Gonzalo...

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    In the book, Virgil helps his father pick out an area for their garden. When they settle on one, Virgil works to retrieve pieces of glass and other trash from the soil. The two work for hours to...

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    First, we need to distinguish between an inference and an assumption. An inference is a judgment or conclusion based on evidence or reasoning, while an assumption is simply a conclusion based on...

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    Nora helps Mr. Myles participate in the garden by purchasing a plastic trash barrel and a shovel that he can use to plant a small flower garden. To prepare the barrel for planting, Nora gets to...

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    Just to be clear, Nora doesn’t actually choose which seeds Mr. Myles plants in the barrel, however, she bought a variety of vegetables and flowers from which she lets Mr. Myles choose. Nora is a...

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    In Seedfolks, the character, Curtis, is a pretty self-centered young man who spent a lot of time building up his muscles to look sharp. He is nicknamed, “Ceps” because of his muscular biceps...

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    Gonzalo has a lot of responsibility as a young man in Seedfolks. His family emigrated from Guatemala, and Gonzalo is the only one who knows English. He has to translate for his entire family when...

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    In Paul Fleishman's book Seedfolks, the author introduces the reader to Kim. Initially, Kim is a shy child longing to know her deceased father. By the end of the book, she is a confident young lady...

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    Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman is structured as a series of vignettes, with each chapter written from the point of view of a different character. Amir, an Indian immigrant, is the 12th character...

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    Leona is an energetic African-American woman who was raised with a "tough as nails" grandmother, Granny. She takes it upon herself to ensure the garden is kept trash free. This entails...

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    Amir is critical of America because he misses the easy camaraderie of his Indian homeland. Even among millions of inhabitants, Amir states that everyone knew their neighbors in India. He regrets...

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    Ana is your typical neighborhood busybody who peeks out from behind her window curtains to spy on her neighbors. She even says she doesn’t need a television when she can use binoculars to spy in...

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    Gonzalo's words mean that the experience of living in a strange country without a working knowledge of the common language often causes one to regress (return to a former, less developed state)...

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    One character that changes from the beginning to end tremendously is Ana. Remember how readers begin the novel and meet Ana. Kim plants her seeds in the garden, trying to build roots for herself....

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    In the book, Sam is a man who tries to "patch up the whole world" the way fishermen mend rips in their nets. He smiles at everyone he sees, something many other people never bother to do. His...

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    In Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, Curtis is a native resident of Cleveland, Ohio. Fleischman chose Cleveland because of the diverse immigrant population that lives there. I wanted to focus on...

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    When you use words like "connect" and "connector" it sounds like you are participating in a literature circle with several other students in your class. Is this right? In a literature circle the...

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