Maybe Something Beautiful
Written by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
HMH Books for Young Readers 2016
* New SPANISH edition available March 2018
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!
López, whose career as a muralist inspired this story, loads each double spread with curves, splashes of paint and geometric shapes, changing page orientation for emphasis at times. As Mira's city comes alive with unforgettable human spirit. The mysterious artist sums it all up " the world is your canvas". An inspiring and wistful message wrapped up in a subtle, thoughtful narrative, and lively beautiful art:
Kirkus Starred Review
AWARDS AWARDS HONORS
International Latino 2017 Tomás Rivera New York Public Library
Book Awards- Best Children's Book Award 2016 Best 100 Books
Latino Children's Picture Book for Kids & Teens
Chicago Public Library Kirkus Reviews
Best Picture Books of 2016 Best Picture Books of 2016
2018 READ FOR THE RECORD-JUMPSTART
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