Friday, April 22, 2016

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell - ESSENTIAL

Campoy, F. Isabel and Howell, Theresa Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood, illustrated by Rafael Lopez. PICTUREBOOK. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. $16.99.  

Mira loves to draw and color. She gives her artwork to her neighbors and even tapes a sun on  a big grey wall. But when an artist sees the splash of color, he is inspired to paint a mural, which gets the whole neighborhood involved, which turns into a huge dance party where everyone contributes.  “Together they create something more beautiful than they had ever imagined.”  

Bright, vibrant colors highlight the story of the creation of San Diego’s Urban Art Trail.  Share this with your classes and children so that they will understand how important art and creativity are in the lives of everyone.  

EL - ESSENTIAL  Lisa Librarian

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