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!

 

REVIEWS

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.

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

                             

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                                                                           Chicago Public Library                                                                         Kirkus Reviews

                                                                        Best Picture Books of 2016                                                         Best Picture Books of 2016                                  

 

2018 READ FOR THE RECORD-JUMPSTART 

https://www.jstart.org/read-for-the-record/

INTERVIEWS/PODCASTS

All The Wonders about Maybe Something Beautiful

All The Wonders Podcast

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