Any Small Goodness


By: Tony Johnston

Enjoy a young Mexican-American boy’s heartwarming journey to find the beauty and goodness in his impoverished and violent Los Angeles neighborhood.

Despite his family’s struggles to make ends meet and to gain acceptance into mainstream culture, Arturo shows how a young person can be optimistic about the future, persevere through adversity, and embrace one’s familial roots. The ability to find the good in otherwise challenging situations is a valuable coping mechanism for Arturo; participating in acts of kindness and charity helps Arturo define himself, and his neighborhood, in a positive way.