Any Small Goodness: A Novel Of The Barrio

Any Small Goodness: A Novel Of The Barrio

by Tony Johnston


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439233842
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/30/2003
Series: Any Small Goodness
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 136,071
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x (d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About 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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Any Small Goodness: A Novel Of The Barrio 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
slgbugs on LibraryThing 1 days ago
I found this book hard to follow as I flipped back and forth between the Spanish dictionary and the material. I also had a VERY hard time following the story line.
debnance on LibraryThing 1 days ago
Arturo and his family move to LA and run head on into both the terrible problems of the city and the amazing love of the town. Arturo¿s Papi is very wise, showing the children how to find good in the world and revealing to them how to make good from bad. p. 16 On the way home Papi says, ¿This Leo Love is a brave man. In spite of fear he saved Huitla. When no eyes are upon him, that is a person¿s true test.¿ p. 103 ¿Mijo.¿ With carino, Papi touches my shoulders and looks into my face. The world seems to wait while he arranges his thoughts. Then slowly he says, ¿In life there is bueno and there is malo. If you do not find enough of the good, you must yourself create it.¿ A big speech for him. And I can tell he¿s not done. After a moment he says, ¿Remember this thing --- any small goodness is of value.¿
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.