Marta Gonzalez captures the "spirit of the seed" in her book, Shekere-The Story of a Gourd. With the use of photographs, the story of a gourd seed's growing process comes to life! Follow the seed as it transforms into a magical, musical instrument; seed to flower, gourd to shekere. Shekeres are musical instruments that are treasured and revered in many countries. Some are even passed down from generation to generation. Who knows? You may want to grow one of your own!