Author: Paul Fleischman, Judy Pedersen (Illustrations)
Summary: 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.
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Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Summary: “Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision,” Terry Tempest Williams tells us. “Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together.”
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Libraries are not just books, they are community hubs and they are trying to diversify their role. Sacramento Public Library is located in a urban setting where patrons don’t have the money or storage space for items they don’t use often. So the library has purchased a number of sewing machines, music synthesizers, laminators, GoPro cameras and with the Library Thins Project these items … Continue reading Borrow a sewing machine? Go to the library!