Maybe Something Beautiful

How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

by F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell

On Sale: 04/12/2016

Maybe Something Beautiful

How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

by F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell

illustrated by Rafael López

On Sale: 04/12/2016

Format:

Kirkus Reviews Best Books

Chicago Public Library Best of the Best

About the Book

In this exuberant picture book about transformation through art, Mira lives in a gray urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and hope to the neighborhood.

What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine!

Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation—and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration!

"Simply superb.” (Kirkus)

Tomás Rivera Book Award * ALA Notable Children's Book * Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books of the Year * Huffington Post Best Picture Books of the Year * Kirkus Best of the Year * School Library Journal Top 10 LatinX of the Year

Critical Praise

"An inspiring and wistful message wrapped up in a subtle, thoughtful narrative and lively, beautiful art: simply superb." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Campoy and Howell deliver a clear, uplifting message about the power of art to revitalize people and their surroundings." — Publishers Weekly

"This empowering story of community engagement might inspire kids to get involved in their own neighborhoods." — Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780544357693
  • ISBN 10: 0544357698
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 04/12/2016
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Art & Architecture

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