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|Ada's violin : the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay|
Author: Hood, Susan
The extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 184419
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 5.40
Points: 3.0 Quiz: 67957
School Library Journal (+) (00/04/16)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 03/15/2016 Cateura, a town built on a landfill in Paraguay, one of the poorest areas of South America, is where Ada Ríos lives. Most people in the town spend their days searching through the landfill for things that can be sold, and Ada is no different, until the day a man named Favio Chávez offers to start teaching music classes to the children of the neighborhood. There aren’t enough instruments to go around, so he improvises, building drums and violins out of objects he finds in the landfill. Ada chooses a violin, and the hodgepodge group of kids slowly becomes an orchestra, eventually gaining confidence and fame, touring around the world. The mixed-media collages are a particular effective medium for this true story, layering images of Ada and the orchestra over the landfill. The nuances of the subject may strike a stronger chord with adults rather than children, but the interesting visuals and the underlying message of hope and perseverance should help this find an audience. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.