Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio
Award-winning picture-book author Tony Johnston presents the poignant story of a loving Mexican-American family in East L.A. in her first novel for young readers.
Los Angeles is a place of movie stars and fast cars and people who are too rich and people who are too poor. An area of freeway chases and drive-bys and death. But there's another L.A., one where warmth and humor and humanity pervade. Where a tacqueria sign declares: "One cause, one people, one taco."
This L.A. is a place where random acts of generosity and goodwill improve the lives of the community. Any Small Goodness is a novel filled with hope, love, and warmth.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rgruberexcel - LibraryThing
RGG: Set in the barrios of Los Angles, and not pulling any punches about the violence of the place, a middle-school aged boy describes through connected vignettes the goodness in the people in his ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DWMSLibrarian - LibraryThing
Arturo lives with his family in Los Angeles. This book follows his observations of people he knows: his parents, his grandmother, gang members, his librarian, a volunteer who coaches at his school ... Read full review
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