Maybe Something Beautiful

Maybe Something Beautiful

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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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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 254 x 254 x 10mm | 390.09g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations
  • 0544357698
  • 9780544357693
  • 27,583

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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 Tom s 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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About F. Isabel Campoy

F. Isabel Campoy is an author, translator, and bilingual educator in San Rafael, California. Theresa Howell is a children's book author/editor in Evergreen, Colorado. Rafael L pez is a muralist and award-winning illustrator in San Diego, California. Visit their websites at,, and
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Rating details

1,896 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 46% (863)
4 37% (698)
3 14% (259)
2 3% (56)
1 1% (20)
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