Any Small Goodness: A Novel Of The Barrio

Overview


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 ...

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Overview


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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439233842
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/30/2003
  • Series: Any Small Goodness
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 128,312
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author


Tony Johnston is the author of nearly 100 picture books and early readers, including The Iguana Brothers, illustrated by Mark Teague. Her first novel, Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, was named an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, an IRA Notable Book for a Global Security, and a Judy Lopez Memorial Honor Book. It was also awarded the first annual Southern California Booksellers' Association Children's Book Award. Ms. Johnston lives in California with her husband.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2006

    metaphors galore

    I'm a high school teacher working with teens who struggle with reading in an inner city neighborhood. This book is easy to read but also contains mature topics that resonated with my students. I found that this book is a great spring board to discusions about metaphors, social justice, poverty, immigration and many other topics. Completing this book gave my students more confidece in their reading abilities. It leaves the reader with a sense of hope that any small goodness does count.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2008

    WE LOVED IT

    My husband and I are both tecahers. He teaches high school and I teach middle school. We both have read this book with our students and the kids liked it very much. This book mede us laugh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    Book Lover

    I love this book, and love the way Tony uses words to describe characters and the whole story. One quick book to read to feel warmth and goodness in people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2006

    DON'T READ THIS BOOK!

    I dislikes Any Small Goodness because it was very boring and didn't appeal to me at all.Please don't waste your time with it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2004

    DONT CARE!!

    this book was ok but it mostly sucked!!! ok there was nothing exciting. This book was a great suckfest! It only talks about a boy going through life. At times he's really stupid. This author should be able to write better books

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