Maybe Something Beautiful is the triumph of hope, and possibility. It is the assertiveness of identity, as the united voice of a community says: ¡Sí se puede! Yes, we can! It is also the recognition that the search for beauty is a powerful motivator for change, and that ART is a great tool to materialize it. Inspired by how illustrator López and his wife, Candice, helped enliven their San Diego neighborhood through art, Campoy and Howell introduce Mira, a young artist who sees possibilities in blank paper. Mira finds a kindred spirit in a joyful muralist: “Maybe… something beautiful,” he thinks as he looks at a painting Mira has taped to a dreary wall. Others join them and soon the walls of the community begin through art, the transformation their souls needed. The authors deliver a clear, uplifting message about the power of art to revitalize people and their surroundings.
About the Author:
F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
F. Isabel Campoy is the author of many children books covering the areas of poetry, theatre, short stories, biographies, and art. Her work aims at providing children the key to interpret the world in a fun, challenging and affirmative way. As a scholar and researcher in the field of Linguistics and Writing Across the Curriculum, Isabel Campoy has published extensively, and is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally. The field of translation covers an important part of her publishing interest and she has received honors and awards for her Spanish versions of books originally published in English. F. Isabel Campoy received the Ramón Santiago Award, 2016 from NABE, the Laureate Award from San Francisco Public Library and the Reading the World Award of children's literature in 2005. She has received the Junior Library Guild Award for nine of her titles. She is a Corresponding member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language, member of the American Academy of Poets as well as of several organizations for the advancement of multicultural awareness and world peace.