Maybe Something Beautiful

How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray?

By F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell Illustrated by Rafael López Read by Adriana Sananes Children’s Fiction / Inspirational / Social Issues English 11m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
1 Video DVD December 20, 2016 $38.99 $38.99 9781520061252 Add to Cart
									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!

"An inspiring and wistful message wrapped up in a subtle, thoughtful narrative and lively, beautiful art: simply superb." - Kirkus, Starred Review

"...Campoy and Howell deliver 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

"Lopez's illustrations dominate the landscape of the book and depict the characters' movements in a painterly style. Warm colors portray the community's efforts to brighten their neighborhood and contrast with the more muted tones used to depict the desolate cityscape. The illustrations are rendered with acrylic paints on wood, along with digital tools to layer photos and other objects to create Mira's neighborhood...the heartwarming story of the powerful influence of art." - School Library Journal

"Narrator Adriana Sananes delights in the imagination and hope of young Mira." - AudioFile

"An entertaining vehicle for introducing young viewers to community spirit and togetherness." - Booklist, video review

Official Selection for the San Diego Latino Film Festival 2017 - Awards