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!

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.



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:

Simply superb.

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