Ada's Violin

Ada's Violin

The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Book - 2016
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From award-winning author Susan Hood and illustrator Sally Wern Comport comes the extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash.

Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option...until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada--and her town--forever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2016
ISBN: 9781481430951
Branch Call Number: j785 Hood
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Comport, Sally Wern


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cmlibrary_rkimray Sep 09, 2016

An inspiring true story, illustrated in a picture book style that will appeal to older school age readers. Extend the reading by visiting the Recycled Orchestra's website, or sharing some of videos to hear their music. Better yet, try making your own recycled/upcycled instruments!


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