Ada’s Violin


Ada’s Violin :  The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood and illustrated by Sally Wern

Publisher:  Comport. Simon & Schuster, 2016. (ISBN 978-1481430951)

This is a story about a young girl, who lives in a neighborhood in Paraguay where money was earned from recycling rubbish. Favio Chávez, an environmental engineer, started giving music lessons to children. Because so many children wanted music lessons, and there were not enough instruments, recycled materials were used to create instruments. The Recycled Orchestra later became renowned musicians!


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