Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple


Hughes, Monica.
New York : Orchard Books, 1996
IL K-3, RL 2.9
ISBN 0531094987
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A young girl is living happily with her grandmother growing, selling and eating beans, corn and chilies in their house on the hill.  Her grandmother dies and she is thrown out of her home and forced to live on the streets in the city.  She meets a gang of children living on the edge of the barrio beside the dump and, using the seeds from her grandomother's garden plants the seeds.  A touching story that opened the eyes of my grade 3 students and led to some very interesting class discussions.  (HEATHER GALLILEE, teacher, North Vancouver, B.C.)
SUBJECTS:     Seeds -- Fiction.
                        Gardening -- Fiction.
                        City and town life -- Fiction.
                        Grandmothers -- Fiction.

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