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Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-04-11 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 14 user ratings
ISBN:0544357698
LANGUAGE:English

" Beautiful message about working together as a community to bring light and joy to a town. " said.

" This book is based on a true story about how two artists changed a city. The book is written from the perspective of a little girl and demonstrates how one little action can affect a lot of people. " said.

" What a beautiful idea! This community based art is what we all need right now! The note from the author's brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing this important work! " said.

" A little girl does what she can to brighten her neighborhood, by passing out art and taping it on walls, but it's not enough. Then, one day an artist comes to town. She want to know what he's doing. "Can I help?" she asks. "Absolutely," the artist says, and hands her a brush. The art style in this book is fabulous, if not fascinating. Story is okay. " said.

" Based on a true story of the Urban Art Trail in East Village near downtown San Diego, this beautifully illustrated book is about the importance of beauty and color in the grayest places and how we can all help create this beauty. An uplifting and hopeful story illustrated by the muralist who worked in the East Village. The authors did a great job finding a child entry point to the story. About halfway in it veers off to celebrate the adults but comes back to celebrate the entire community. " said.

"What a beautiful book! In addition to being a sweet story about the power of one person to make a difference, this book presents a story of a community coming together to make something beautiful. I loved the way Mira and the muralist worked together to inspire the neighborhood into doing something great. Even more I love the fact that this is based on a true story and the artist in the real story is the illustrator of this book. In this time of such turmoil, a book that demonstrates and encourages unity and coming together for a common goal is a wonderful thing." said.

"This picture book is based on the real life transformation of the East Village neighborhood in San Diego, CA. Two Latino community members began transforming the neighborhood through a collaborative art project. They invited all members of their community to participate in creating change through art. This picture book takes that story and tells it through the eyes of young Mira who is always creating small works of art to brighten up her world. One day she meets a muralist and together they invite the community to join them in painting a gorgeous mural. This would be a great book to kick off conversations about art, beauty, community, and service projects. The only thing that would give me pause is that some communities do not trust police officers and the uncomplicated inclusion of the cop might not fly for some." said.

" bookaday #53. outstanding art work - by the muralist the book is loosely based upon - urban art trail movement started in San Diego. Wish it was available in Spanish. " said.

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