Ada's Violin

Ada's Violin

The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

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A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481430951
Branch Call Number: 784.2 Ho
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Comport, Sally Wern


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Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

In Ada Ríos’ hometown of Cateura, Paraguay, trash is a way of life. The landfill is a source of income for the gancheros, or recyclers, who spend the days picking through trash to find cardboard or plastic to sell. As a young girl, Ada wondered if she, too, would grow up to work in the landfill. Most people in her town did. (more)

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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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