Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy audiobook

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

By F. Isabel Campoy  and Theresa Howell
Read by Adriana Sananes

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    ISBN: 9781520061313

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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Summary

Summary

A 2016 Huffington Post Pick for Best Picture Books

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016

A School Library Journal Top Pick of 2016

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!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Adriana Sananes delights in the imagination and hope of young Mira. A doodler, drawer, and painter, Mira shares her creations—an apple, a songbird, a heart—with the people she meets along the street. After she tapes a yellow sun to a drab brick wall and a man with paintbrushes and a vision for ‘something beautiful’ discovers it, a neighborhood transformation begins. Sananes’s enthusiasm is evident; Mira’s outbursts of joy, the paintbrush man’s musings on the wall’s possibilities, and even a policeman come through as vivid characters. Accompanying music provides bursts of merengue, cha-cha, and salsa as neighbors come together to paint. An interview with the authors in which they explain the origins of the Urban Art Trail in the East Village of San Diego concludes the production.” AudioFile
“An inspiring and wistful message wrapped up in a subtle, thoughtful narrative…Simply superb.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“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.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: F. Isabel Campoy

Author Bio: F. Isabel Campoy

F. Isabel Campoy is a poet, playwright, songwriter, and storyteller. She has written numerous children’s books, both in English and Spanish, on the art and culture of the Hispanic world.

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Author Bio: Theresa Howell

Author Bio: Theresa Howell

Theresa Howell began her career in publishing as a children’s book editor at Rising Moon, where she helped to establish the bilingual imprint Luna Rising. She is the author of several children’s books with an artistic and cultural focus.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.18
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English