Maybe Something Beautiful

Maybe Something Beautiful

How Art Transformed A Neighborhood

eBook - 2016
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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!
Publisher: 2016
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Boston : HMH Books for Young Readers, 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780544866638

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Based on an inspiring, true story, this colorful picture book reminds us that a few people really can make this world a better, more beautiful place. Recommended by Laura

Window art, sidewalk chalk, and colorful lights bring delight to those who happen upon them. How can you decorate your home or neighborhood to build community spirit?
This title is also available as a Spanish eBook and a downloadable video on Hoopla.

Community art beautifies a neighborhood and brings people together.

A young girl and a muralist use art to bring vibrant color to their neighborhood in this stunning book inspired by the Urban Art Trail transformation in San Diego.


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ArapahoeMaryA Jul 18, 2018

This gem, from the CLEL Bell 2017 Shortlist, affirms creativity, friendship and community.

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cgarzon
Apr 12, 2018

I was inspired by this book which is based on a true story of a neighborhood renovation through art. It is beautifully illustrated with mixed media and outstanding colors, and emotional honesty. Makes me want to create a mural in my own community!

magiimayy Jun 24, 2017

Shows that art can brighten people's lives and bring people closer together. A sweet book and fun illustrations.

VaughanPLLonnie Jan 16, 2017

What better way to express the city's diversity than by painting it with a rainbow of colours. Based on a true story!

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ArapahoeMaryA Jul 18, 2018

...her room was filled with color and her heart was filled with joy.

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