Monarch Book of the Week!
2018 Monarch Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2018 Caudill Books?
20 books are nominated every year for the Monarch Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.
Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!
Title: Maybe Something Beautiful
Author: F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
Lexile Level: AD580L
Summary: A little color can go a long way and art can truly transform. Mira is a young girl who sees beauty and color even while surrounded by her grey community. Inspired by the true story of the Urban Art Trail, in San Diego, California, the illustrations are created by Rafael Lopez, the inspiration for muralist in the book and the creator of the real-life murals of the Urban Art Trail.
Recommendations or Comments: Highly recommend. The art is the story and the illustrations make that story come alive. The story reminds readers of the importance of art, music, and community, and highlights what a little imagination can create.
Reviewed By: Jen A.
Click Here for a List of all 20 Monarch Nominees
Created by Jen Trotta on
Sep 13th, 2017 @ 1:58 PM.
Updated on Apr 23rd, 2018 @ 1:35 PM.