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Wyeth, Sharon Dennis.
New York : Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1998.
IL K-3, RL 3.5
ISBN 0385322399
The 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 for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards)
SUBJECTS:     City and town life -- Fiction
                        African Americans -- Fiction.


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