Margarita Engle and Rafael Lopez, poet and illustrator of Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics, stop by the podcast to talk about capturing the spirit of a person through poem and portrait, creating a first person-voiced time travel experience for children, and seeking to show the emotional essence of the individual.
Artist Rafael López reflects on the inspiration behind the beautification project that transformed his community.
Rafael López is the illustrator and inspiration for the picture book MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: HOW ART TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD. There is so much to love about Rafael’s true story, and the picture book that captured the spirit of this neighborhood art project.
Carter Higgins lead us on an exploration of the art and story of Maybe Something Beautiful.
Bloggers and book-loving-moms Lauren Davis and Katey Howes have teamed up to offer parents, teachers and caregivers this list of simple, actionable ways you and your children can transform your community into “something beautiful.”
This week we’re celebrating MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL, a picture book from authors F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, with illustrator Rafael López. In the story a young girl’s ambition and curiosity inspire a neighborhood to transform and revitalize their community through art.