Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

by F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell, Rafael López

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.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544357693
  • ISBN-10: 0544357698
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 04/12/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 32

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  • About the Book
    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! 

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  • Reviews
    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 

    2017 Tomás Rivera Book Award 


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

    —Kirkus, 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." 


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