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Any Small Goodness

Any Small Goodness

by Tony Johnston Illustrated by Raúl Colón
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.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
5.1
Lexile Measure
600L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
128

About the Author and Illustrator

Tony Johnston
Raúl Colón

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