Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

About the Book

Maybe Something Beautiful - The Horn Book

A review of the book Maybe Something Beautiful.


Maybe Something Beautiful

A book review as well as classroom activities and resources from The Classroom Bookshelf.


Maybe Something Beautiful - YouTube

A short 2 minute video about the book, Maybe Something Beautiful.


About Isabel Campoy | Isabel Campoy

A biography of the author Isabel Campoy from her website.



A biography of the author Theresa Howell from her website.


About | Rafael López

A biography of the illustrator Rafael López from his website.


Mexican Muralism: Los Tres Grandes | Khan Academy

An article about the Mexican muralism movement, led by Siquiros, Diego Rivera, and Jose Clemente Orozco.


4 places to see Diego Rivera’s Murals in Mexico City

An article of various murals in Mexico City.


Rafael López Studio

Illustrator Rafael Lopez’s blog.


Illustrator Saturday - Rafael López Studio | Writing and Illustrating

In an interview, Rafael López walks through his process of creating his artwork.


Video of students working together to beautify with mural dedicated to Revered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Reference website demonstrating purpose and placement of public art


The purpose and usage of urban mural arts

Articles For Reference

Kid-initiated beautification projects and other arts-service learning

Teen works to clean and beautify his neighborhood


Calisphere - California Cultures - About California Cultures

Resources of California's rich history of diversity and multicultural contributions, including photographs, documents, newspaper clippings, political cartoons, works of art, oral histories, and other primary sources, as well as lesson plans.



Information about San Diego geography from the San Diego County website.


San Diego Photos, Pictures of San Diego, California

Photos of various locations throughout San Diego.


Geography of California - World Atlas

Maps and information about California’s geography.


The East Village in San Diego


History of San Diego - Wikipedia

The history of San Diego, including the different ethnic and cultural groups that have influenced the history of San Diego.


San Diego History - San Diego, California

An article about the history of San Diego.


San Diego Upstart

An article on the history and transition of East Village pre- and post-2004.


Urban Art Trail - Maybe Something Beautiful

The history of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego.


Urban Arts Partnership

Urban Arts Partnership advances the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.


Urban Art initiative in Springfield, MA to beautify utility boxes near Stearns Square


Urban Youth Art and mural making

Teaching Activities

Maybe Something Beautiful

Teaching ideas for the classroom from The Classroom Bookshelf with further resources and related books.


Maybe Something Beautiful: Día Art Bilingual Story Time | Latinxs in Kid Lit

Activities for an art bilingual story time .


Starting Art Projects Yourself


The Murals of Diego Rivera lesson plan on


Field trip to Smith Art Museum for K-12 schools, with mural presentation