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Common Ground

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 seems a fortune to be made from growing lettuce; and even to Mariclea, 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.An old man seeking renewal, a young girl connecting to a father she never knew, a pregnant teenager dreading motherhood. Thirteen voices tell one story of the flowering of a vacant city lot into a neighborhood garden. Old, young, Jamaican, Korean, Hispanic, tough, haunted, hopeful'Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman weaves characters as diverse as the plants they grow into a rich, multi-layered exploration of how a community is born and nurtured in an urban environment.

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Hardback Editions

October 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Seedfolks (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Joanna Colter Books)
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-613-18276-6 / 978-0-613-18276-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Seedfolks (Joanna Colter Books)
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-7807-9482-6 / 978-0-7807-9482-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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April 1999 : USA Turtleback
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-606-16732-3 / 978-0-606-16732-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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April 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-06-027471-9 / 978-0-06-027471-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischnan
ISBN: 0-590-51190-4 / 978-0-590-51190-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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April 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-06-447207-8 / 978-0-06-447207-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTrophy
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April 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 0-06-027472-7 / 978-0-06-027472-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 1-5384-5938-8 / 978-1-5384-5938-6
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Seedfolks (LIBRARY EDITION) (Audio Bookshelf Unabridged)
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 1-883332-95-8 / 978-1-883332-95-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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October 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2003 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
ISBN: 1-883332-89-3 / 978-1-883332-89-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Bookshelf
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Seedfolks
Author(s): Paul Fleischman
Publisher: HarperTeen
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