Ada's Violin

Ada's Violin

The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Book - 2016
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Ada Rios 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 Chavez 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, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481430951
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Comport, Sally Wern


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Oct 24, 2020

Wonderful true story that tells of one girl's journey from a poor slum in Paraguay to being a musician in a unique orchestra that is now known world wide. Read this to my 6 year old who plays violin as we were learning about Paraguay.

Jul 01, 2019


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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Oct 24, 2020

sarahtruso thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over


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