kim is a young girl with the age of 9.she is Vietnamese and lives in Cleveland. today is her dads anniversary and she wants to make him proud by planting beans in a vacant lot to prove herself to her father who died when she was a baby.
Wendell does not like the phone ringing because he was called to tell him his son was shot on street like a dog .Wendell lives in the apartment in front of the vacant lot same apartment as ana.ana called wnedell to go water kims plant cause there dying so he goes to water them.
ana also lives across from the vacant lot and she sees Kim planting something and thinks shes planting drugs,guns ,or money.so one day ana goes t see in the vacant lot and feels guilty because she dig up her beans and feels like she ripped a piece of paper from her diary. ana is always watching Kim that she even bought binoculars to watch her and asks Wendell tho water the wilted beans
sam went outside to see what people were crowding outside and he saw the ugly vacant lot cleaned out. he saw the homeless guy who lived there get mad and rip out all of the plants because they took his junk and home.while he was in the crowd he doesn't know why but the word paradise came out.a lady next to him looks at him like what but sam makes an excuse.
Curtis is trying to get a girls attention is by growing tomatoes because she loves tomatoes. she never looks outside the window and so she doesn't know.one day when Curtis is watering her plants she finally looks outside but in a fast glance .he sees her look out the window and puts a sign saying its her plants .
Maricela is a pregnant teen who does not want her baby.her parents weren't happy but then they realized they loved baby's .Maricela is only16 and pregnant. in school she went to a program for pregnant teens. they plant radishes, and squash.her teacher from the program thinks it will help her not want her baby dead because its natural.it actually works Maricela stopped wishing her baby were dead.