New York : Doubleday Books
for Young Readers, 1998.
IL K-3, RL 3.5
little girl in this story lives in a neighborhood where homeless people
sleep on the street and trash and graffiti seem to be everywhere. One day
in school her teacher writes the word "beautiful" on the board. What does
this word mean? Her mother tells her that everyone should have something
beautiful in his or her life. The little girl decides to find something
that is beautiful. She asks everyone she knows what they think is beautiful.
Is there beauty in this inner-city neighborhood? She is surprised what
she finds out. You might be surprised, too! (Jeannie Bellavance email@example.com
Young Reader's Choice Awards)
City and town life -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction.
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