Seedfolks

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Review packet questions

Where is Kim from?

Vietnam

What does Kim plant?

lima beans

Describe Kim's family

dad died before she was born (have altar in home for him); lived with mom and older sister

What is Kim's difficulty?

wants a father

What does Kim start?

the garden

How does the garden help Kim?

she connected with her Dad; feeling of calm

What is Ana's background?

Romanian

How old is Ana?

born in 1915

What does Ana think Kim is doing?

planting drugs or a gun underground

How does Ana act on her suspicions?

runs downstairs digs up where Kim had planted to find lima beans

What does Ana purchase?

binoculars (watches Kim)

Who helps Ana?

Wendell

Who does Wendell help?

Ana (keeps eye on her)

What is Wendell's occupation?

janitor at school

What is Wendell's problem?

hates job, grieving (son and wife died), doesn't like being bossed around

What does Wendell do with Kim's beans?

helps water them

How does Wendell contribute to the garden?

helps start the garden; focuses on good things; starts to clean up the garden

What does Leona want to plant?

golden rod

Who does Leona plant in memory of? describe that person

her grandma; she died, out lived all her doctors

What is Leona's contribution to the garden?

gets city hall to get rid of garbage in the garden

Who does Leona relate to?

Maricela

Where is Gonzalo from?

Guatemala

How old is Gonzalo?

young boy; 8th grade

Who does Gonzalo watch?

Tio Juan

What is Gonzalo's observation about immigrants?

The older you are the younger you get when you move to the US

What is Sam's background?

White Jew

How does Sam spend is retirement?

welcomes everyone; smile at people that feel like they don't belong; tries to mix ethnicities

What does Same do before retirement?

pacifist; government; activist; humanitarian (hippie)

WHere is Virgil from?

Haiti

What does Virgil's father do?

taxi driver

What is Virgil's father's business idea?

to grow baby lettuce and sell it to rich restaurants for a lot of money

What does Virgil witness his father doing?

lying to Mrs. Fleck about the land he is growing things on belong to relatives

How does his father lying make Virgil feel?

angry (parents are supposed to be perfect) sad

What does Virgil want to purchase?

18 speed bicycle

Where is Sae Young from?

Korea

What happened to Sae Young's husband? Children?

husband died (heart attack, 37 years old) didn't get a chance to have kids

WHat kind of business does Sae Young run?

laundry

Explain how a bad event affected Sae Young

guy came to her laundry place and kicked her in the head and took her money; made her too scared to leave her apartment (solitary)

What does Sae Young plant in the garden?

hot peppers

How does the garden help Sae Young?

gain confidence; contact with Sam; talk with others

Who does Curtis love? Explain history

Lateesha; she is his ex; dated 5 years ago

What does Curtis plant? WHy?

tomatoes; they are Lateesha's favorite (she grew them with Aunt in Michigan

What is Curtis's ethnicity?

black

What kind of prejudice does CUrtis experience?

made fun of for farming (called a sharecropper)

Explain how the discipline of working in the garden helps Curtis display his strength as a man

He stops trying to show off & realizes he truly only loves Lateesha; shows sensitivity, brains; doesn't get violent; communicating

What is Nora's job?

Nurse

Where is Nora from?

Britain (England)

Why does Nora stop at the garden?

Her patient puts his arm up and makes her stop (MR. Myles)

Explain Nora's philosophy on nature's healing ability

In England they believe air does you good

What does Nora experience in the rain?

she goes with everyone to shelter; conversation occurs; people get concerned if other members of the garden aren't there (shows love in community)

What is Maricela's ethnicity?

Mexican

Describe Maricela's attitude

careless; against being a pregnant teen; upset; pessimistic

What are Maricela's personal challenges?

being prenant

What is Maricela at the garden?

her leader (of pregnant teen support group)made her plant to learn how to take care of something

What does Maricela plant?

squash, Radishes, and Swiss Chard

What does Maricela hear from the other gardeners?

How great it is to be a mother

WHo understands Maricela? What kind of advice does Maricela receive?

Leona; gives her Golden rod to make into tea and lets her know its always hard to have a kid and that it is an honor not a disgrace

What is it about nature that changes Maricela's perspective?

she realizes she is carrying life and that it's very important; learns to love her baby

Where is Amir from?

India

What is lacking hi Amir's life in America?

Friends

What does Amir witness in the garden?

people from around the world can be friends

HOw does the garden fulfill Amir's needs?

Makes friends

What conflict is Amir able to resolve in the garden?

becomes friends with a woman he previously had an argument with in his store

What does Florence describe?

How the garden evolves through out the whole time it had began & foretells future

WHo does Florence notice watching the garden?

the man in the rocker in the apartment

What is significant about the title of Seedfolks?

all the people are of different ethnicities but the garden brings them all together; means the originals (the people who began)

What does Florence's grandmother's sampler say?

Be not solitary, be not idle

Who does Florence see at the start of spring beginning to plant?

Kim

Tio Juan

Gonzalo's uncle; doesn't speak English; loves to garden; from Guatemala; oldest man in his pueblo

MIss Fleck

Virgil and Maricela's teacher (3rd grade); authoritative; treats everyone like her students (the world is her classroom)

Lateesha

loves tomatoes; lives near garden; wanted a family (Curtis didn't); cheated on by Curtis; Older than Curtis; Curtis's ex-girlfriend

Royce

teen; kicked out be dad; lives in garden; taken care on by Curtis; watcher of the garden; homeless; black; hired to protect Curtis's tomatoes

Mr. Myles

Nora's patient; suffered from stroke; mute; loves flowers

Penny

Maricela's leader for pregnant teens; runs program for pregnant teens

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