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  Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio by Tony Johnston

Review by: Astrid A.
North Carolina, Grade 6

Three years ago Arturo’s family moved from Mexico to L.A. Arturo went to an L.A. school and Miss Pringle asked Arturo to change his name to a gringo name. Miss Pringle called him Arthur and Arturo liked it. Then Arturo heard his Abuelita crying and heard Abuelita talking with Abuelito about where Arturo’s name came from. Arturo changed his name back. One day Mega Mango was practicing in the garage and the cat name Huitlacoche ran away. Then they found out a man named Leo Love saved the cat. Then they found that Leo Love stayed the whole night with Huitlacoche in a tree. But there were bad people in the barrio, too. There was a gang that hassled Arturo. Arturo had to decide to bad to the gang or do good for the barrio.

I think the this book is good so I liked it and I think that you need to read this book and you would like this book because anything good can be important to you or everybody.

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