I am always in search of new literature that will teach my students in different ways. Currently we have embarked on an adventure of learning, reading and writing through picture books. The book, “A Handful of Seeds” delves into the bonds of family while navigating the realities of our communities such as homelessness and death. The connections of hardy seeds and hearty children were not missed as my class of 5th graders studied the social implications of this beautifully written picture book. We learned new vocabulary and wrote pieces from our own hearts. Please read and enjoy this delightfully written story.