Everyday a young girl is disheartened by the things in her neighborhood: the trash on the streets, the graffiti on the walls, and the homeless woman that sleeps in a box. When she learns the word "beautiful" at school, she sets out to find "something beautiful" in her surroundings. In her search, this little girl learns to see beyond the barren ugliness of her environment to find beauty in her friendships, her family, and herself.
WINNER 2000 - Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master List
Sharon Dennis Wyeth is the author of several books for young readers, including Daughter McGuire and Always My Dad.
Illustrator Chris K. Soentpiet is the recipient of several awards, including the International Reading Award for More Than Anything Else and the gold medal for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show for Peacebound Trains.
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