Maybe Something Beautiful

Maybe Something Beautiful

How Art Transformed A Neighborhood

Book - 2016
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"Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
ISBN: 9780544357693
0544357698
Branch Call Number: jE CAMPOY 2016
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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Grade PreK - 2. A gray neighborhood is beautified when neighbors get together to paint murals. Based on real community murals painted in San Diego.

Mira lives in a gray urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors.

A gray neighborhood is beautified when neighbors get together to paint murals. Based on real community murals painted in San Diego.

A gray neighborhood is beautified when neighbors get together to paint murals. Based on real community murals painted in San Diego.

Inspired by a true story, the creation of a mural in a gray part of town shows how community can come together. As important a message is the place of Mira, the child, in the story--she’s an agent in change, first through her own creations and then in joining with the community.


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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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