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Maybe Something Beautiful How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

Winner of the

2017 Tomás Rivera Book Award

Chicago Public Library Best of the Best books of 2016
Huffington Post Best Picture Books of 2016
Kirkus Best of 2016
School Library Journal’s Fuse#8 Best of 2016

review

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

 

"...López’s mixed-media artwork bring a mural-like atmosphere to every page as 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

2016

International Latino Book Award Winner

Maybe Something Beautiful:

How Art Transformed a Neighborhood


by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
Illustrated by Rafael López


Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers

ISBN-10: 0544357698

ISBN-13: 978-0544357693
 

Order:

Quizás algo hermoso:

Cómo el arte transformó un barrio


by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
Illustrated by Rafael López


Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers

ISBN-10: 1328904067

ISBN-13: 978-1328904065

about

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 a true story, 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!

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