Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood #2020

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood By F. Isabel Campoy Theresa Howell Rafael López Maybe Something Beautiful How Art Transformed a Neighborhood What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray As Mira and her neighbors discover than you might ever imagine Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego California Maybe
  • Title: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood
  • Author: F. Isabel Campoy Theresa Howell Rafael López
  • ISBN: 9780544357693
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood By F. Isabel Campoy Theresa Howell Rafael López What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray As Mira and her neighbors discover, 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 celeWhat good can a splash of color do in a community of gray As Mira and her neighbors discover, 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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    1. F. Isabel Campoy Theresa Howell Rafael López

      F ISABEL CAMPOY is the author of numerous children s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, stories, biographies, and art As a researcher she has published extensively bringing to the curriculum an awareness of the richness of the Hispanic culture She is an educator specialized in the area of literacy and home school interaction, topics on which she lecturers nationally An internationally recognized scholar devoted to the study of language acquisition, a field in which she started publishing in l973 after obtaining her degree in English Philology from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain and post graduate work in Reading University in England, and UCLA in the United States.Her many accolades include ALA Notables, the San Francisco Library Award, the Reading the World Award from the University of San Francisco, the NABE Ram n Santiago Award, the International Latino Children s Book Award, and nine Junior Library Guild selections She is a member of the North American Academy of Spanish Language.

    250 thoughts on “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood”

    1. Each year I and my family read and rate all the picture book nominees This one is nominated for 2016 I make a few comments and then add their separate ratings and a comment from each of them There s 20 15 first round and 5 new ones for the semi final round and this is the seventeenth being rated My rating might be somewhat influenced by the family, naturally Dave 4 stars Inspirational story based in part on the actual transformation of an East Village neighborhood in San Diego, with a muralist w [...]


    2. Based on the true story of the colorful transformation of the East Village neighborhood in San Diego, California, this picture book shows how art can impact quality of life Mira is a little girl who loves to create art She lives in a gray city where she tries to share her art and change things, but her art is too little to make big changes Then she meets a man who is creating huge murals and who allows Mira to help him Soon other neighbors are helping and colors begin to fill the streets, creati [...]



    3. Based on a true story of the transformation of the East Village near downtown San Diego Illustrator Rafael L pez created the original murals, along with members of the community The book s illustrations are vibrant and beautiful, filled with possibility and hope The text is simple enough this book could be shared for preschool story time, or in a K 1st grade class Maybe it will inspire kids to try this in their own neighborhoods


    4. This story stars young Mira, a girl who can t stop seeing beauty even though her neighborhood is grey She draws and paints constantly and shares her art with others When she meets up with a muralist, the two of them bring something beautiful to the neighborhood and chase away the grey The book includes a section in the back that tells the true story of Rafael and Candice Lopez, who used murals to transform the East Village neighborhood of San Francisco into something bright and engaging.My daugh [...]


    5. With each season of the year, even in those months when the outside world is sleeping, nature sends us color It may only be a flash of rich red from a swooping cardinal or vivid blue from a chattering jay, but its vibrancy is a message It s a reminder of associating color with the excitement of being fully alive.Not only does Mother Nature send us little pieces of color when there is nearly none but the burst of hues from one season to the next or from a dry spell ended with a rain storm seems t [...]


    6. Illustrated by the muralist whose work inspired the book, Maybe Something Beautiful is about the Urban Art Trail in San Diego and the vision of the community there to transform their drab, grey cityscape into something beautiful and meaningful From calligraphy poems on the sidewalk to murals that lit up like sunshine, the project involved everyone from police officers to schoolteachers to children and is a testimony to the power of art, imagination, creativity, and what people can do when they w [...]


    7. The endpapers and title page art grabbed me immediately, but the beautiful words and illustrations continued to pull me in I love that Mira views herself as an artist I love that at one point in the story, music begins playing in my head, and with a single page turn, it abruptly stops I love that back matter is included to explain the story behind the book I love that by reading this book I want to hop on a plane to admire the The Urban Art Trail This will definitely be a book that encourages re [...]




    8. Would ve been better as a wordless picture book Give it the title, use the amazing illustrations, and the end note great book With the words, it was just ok.


    9. This book tells the story of Mira, a little girl who lived in the heart of a gray city, but who loved to draw and fill her room with color She decided to pass her pictures around to share the joy she got from brightly colored art One day she encountered an artist and he helped her paint bright colors on a wall, making it light up like sunshine Other people soon joined in, drawing pictures on the bricks, adding color, punch, and pizzazz As and people participated, Color spread throughout the st [...]


    10. This realistic fiction children s book is a great option for lower elementary students kindergarten through second grade Within the story, you meet Mira, who lives in a gloomy city and enjoys painting colorful pictures for her neighbors One day, a muralist invites her to paint on the walls of the neighborhood to help brighten things up Pretty soon, various neighbors of different backgrounds and ages are all chipping in and having a blast while making their community beautiful by painting, singin [...]


    11. Informational Text This is a children s book and illustrated version of a true story about two artists in the city of San Diego, California The story is about a young girl who is inspired to turn her gray, drab community into a personal and unique work of art She uses her talents to inspire many others, from all different backgrounds and lifestyles in her community, to join her in turning the area into a beautiful canvas through art This book could be used in a k 6th grade classroom to inform st [...]


    12. This book is based on a true story An area near downtown San Diego, CA was plain and gray One day Rafael and Candice Lopez had the idea to bring people together to decorate the area Rafael has done the illustrations for the story and they are wonderful This would be a great book to have in schools and libraries All of us are artists and the world is our canvas.


    13. Wherever Mira and the man went, art followed like the string of a kite Heart warming story loosely based on true events in a San Diego neighborhood Beautifully illustrated by the inspiration for the character of the muralist.



    14. Mira loves to make art and aspires to make every blank canvas she sees something colorful and exciting She hands out a few art pieces to people in her neighborhood, and after posting a drawing of a sun onto a building, she meets a muralist who encourages her to help him paint the rest of the town.Story is inspired by husband wife team Rafael and Candice Lopez who transformed Downtown San Diego through community art.Love the artwork and how each page is just sweeping with color Definitely the kin [...]


    15. Maybe Something Beautiful How Art Transformed a Neighborhood, is a realistic fiction book telling an inspiration story The unique layout of text combined with the extravagant illustrations, catches the readers eye Mira s kindness and love for art brings the community together and shows students the power of creativity I love the way Isabel Campoy was able to portray such a powerful message through such a beautiful and lighthearted text Overall, this book sends a great message to readers of all a [...]


    16. There are many smiles to be had with this picture book that contains bold illustrations mixed with a story of bringing joy and brightness to your neighborhood.


    17. I found this book on Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children s Book Award 2017 list In addition, it is Kirkus best of 2016 This story is about a little girl who likes to paint and draw pictures One day, she inspires an artist and invites everyone in the neighborhoods to create colors for their community This is a powerful story of community engagement started by a little girl I read an e book version from Chicago Public Library and then read the hard cover book The illustrations on e book is co [...]


    18. Maybe Something Beautiful would be a wonderful info text, K 2 read aloud The story is filled with beautiful colors and a powerful message about the importance of art in our world In the story, a little girl is able to get a whole town to fill the gray streets with beautiful murals As I was reading this story, I was thinking a lot about our last class, which focused on visual note taking I would use this story as an introduction to visual note taking The story teaches not only about the importanc [...]



    19. Colorful, bright, inspiring, and based on a true story The illustrator, Rafael Lopez, and his wife Candice crafted a plan to make their drab East Village in San Diego vibrant and neighborly They invited all people to join in painting public murals and street poems, police officers, homeless people, and other residents This movement was called the Urban Art Trail, and it grew to support the community in many ways money from auctioned art provided classes and scholarships for at risk students, an [...]


    20. Maybe Something Beautiful is a heartwarming picturebook based on a true story of East Village near downtown San Diego, CA check out the authors note at the back of the book for info The illustrations in Maybe Something Beautiful are vibrant and oh so colorful Bonus points the illustrator is Rafael L pez, the same muralist who inspired this book


    21. Age Preschool 1st gradeMulticultural California, LatinaAs a devout artist, Mira has color inside her room and a heart filled with joy Walking around her gray city, Mira spreads her bright artwork to neighbors and community members until she meets a miralist who inspires her to paint the walls of the city she lives in Soon, everyone is joining in the fun and working together to brighten up their community Such beautiful artwork and I love that it is a story inspired by the artist s own work in Sa [...]


    22. Absolutely beautiful illustrations but the story left a little something to be desired I like that it s based on real events.


    23. This is the most beautiful book about urban life and peace that I have ever read It is so perfect for the times we are living in, especially for those of us who are white teachers in inner city schools This book could easily foster deep discussion in a classroom, and if done well, open the eyes of our students to the beauty of peace The art is beautiful.


    24. As arts education budgets get slashed or eliminated completely, here s yet another example of why we must fight for children to have beauty, light, color, and hope in their lives Because that s what art gives them.


    25. I was expecting from this book The real life description at the end of the book is way impressive than the picture book itself It is a nice idea but vague and not very dynamic as a children s book.


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