Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385322393, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 1998
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.
Illustrator Chris K. Soentpiet is the recipient of several awards, including the International Reading Award for "More Than Anything Else" and the gold medal for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show for "Peacebound Trains."