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Any Small Goodness : A Novel of the Barrio (Reissue) (Paperback) (Tony Johnston)
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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.
Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian, and even starting their own gang.
Number of Pages: 128
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: General, Lifestyles / City + Town Life, People + Places / United States / General
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Tony Johnston
Street Date: June 1, 2003
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-3101