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Something Beautiful

By: Sharon Dennis Wyeth
illustrated by: Chris K. Soentpiet
Format: Hardcover
Imprint: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385322393
09/08/1998 - $16.95
Categories: People & Places - United States - African American,

For readers of Newbery Winner Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña.

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.