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!
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by Gioconda Belli
by Angela Becerra
by Angeles Mastretta
by Zoe Valdes
by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
by Eva Navarro
by Jackie Bregare
by Rosario Gomez
by Michelle Alexander, Carmen Valle, Ethel Odriozola
by Marcela Serrano
by Marta Rivera De La Cruz
"Narrator Adriana Sananes delights in the imagination and hope of young Mira. A doodler, drawer, and painter, Mira shares her creations--an apple, a songbird, a heart--with the people she meets along the street. After she tapes a yellow sun to a drab brick wall and a man with paintbrushes and a vision for "something beautiful" discovers it, a neighborhood transformation begins. Sananes's enthusiasm is evident; Mira's outbursts of joy, the paintbrush man's musings on the wall's possibilities, and even a policeman come through as vivid characters. Accompanying music provides bursts of merengue, cha-cha, and salsa as neighbors come together to paint. An interview with the authors in which they explain the origins of the Urban Art Trail in the East Village of San Diego concludes the production. A.R. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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