Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio

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Scholastic Inc., 2003 - 128 頁
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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用戶評語  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

Sweet little vignettes. This took me two goes to get through. I read the first few chapters, said "nope!" and put it aside. I picked it up again a week later because it's one of the few class sets I ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - 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 ... 閱讀評論全文

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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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