Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

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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.
 

About Sharon Dennis Wyeth

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Sharon Dennis Wyeth is the author of several books for young readers, includingDaughter McGuireandAlways My Dad.   Illustrator Chris K.  Soentpiet is the recipient of several awards, including the International Reading Award forMore Than Anything Elseand the gold medal for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show forPeacebound Trains.
 
Published September 8, 1998 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This moving picture book offers a shining testament to the ability of human beings to find something beautiful in even the most unlikely places. An African American girl initially sees only the ug

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In PW's words, "This moving picture book offers a shining testament to the ability of human beings to find 'something beautiful' in even the mos

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Whether depicting the girl running past a chain-link fence in a dark alley or Miss Delphine's patrons sitting beneath the rows of glinting glasses, the paintings focus on a community with characters so real, readers can almost feel the sunlight on their faces.

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In PW's words, "This moving picture book offers a shining testament to the ability of human beings to find 'something beautiful' in even the mos

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