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FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK in 1950s Tennessee.  Tony Johnston draws on her own childhood memories to limn a portrait of a sensitive and compassionate boy fighting for a friendship his father forbids.
David's daddy is determined that his son will grow up to be a doctor like himself.  David studies the human bones, and secretly teaches them in turn to his black friend, Malcolm.  In a rage, Dr. Church forbids Malcolm to ever enter their home--and threatens to kill him if he does.  David tries to change his daddy's mind.  but when Malcolm crosses the line, Dr. Church grabs his shotgun.


Drawing on her own childhood memories of growing up in the South, noted picture book author Johnston pens a novel that portrays a friendship between two young boys--one white, one black--in 1950s Tennessee.

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Tony Johnston, author of Any Small Goodness, grew up in the South and now lives in San Marino, California.  This is her first book for Roaring Brook Press.

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joycewjames, September 25, 2009 (view all comments by joycewjames)
I don't understand how this book won the VSBA award. It's not only poorly written, but it obviously lacks integrity. I was disappointed in it and would not recommend it to anyone. It does nothing to promote harmony among races and I seriously doubt that these are experiences Ms. Johnston actually experienced. NO one, not even the great grandmother, would use an outhouse when an indoor bathroom was available. What was that all about??? And the doctor would certainly not have been as she portrayed. I grew up in the same era and was encouraged to appreciate people for who they were; which I found to be the norm. Her views are skewed and totally distorted.
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Johnston, Tony
Roaring Brook Press
Fathers and sons
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
People & Places - United States - African-American
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Race relations
Places/United States/African American
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Prejudice and Racism
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Historical - United States - 20th Century
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