“Worthless to thieves, it was invaluable to her. It was a violin of her very own!” Like most of the Recycled Orchestra’s instruments, Ada’s violin was made of items from a landfill. Now, the orchestra tours the world. Author’s note. Resources for further information. Sources. Full-color illustrations were created from a hybrid technique of collage, acrylic glazes and paints, drawings, and digital mediums, then executed on stipple paper. Ada Maribel Rios Bordados. Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados Cateura. Cateura, Paraguay. Orchestra. Asunción, Paraguay. Orchestral musicians. Landfills. Family life. Neighborhoods. Favio Chávez. Music lessons. Homemade instruments. Music concerts.
Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of ParaguayBook Verdict
ISBN: 9781481430951 Format: Print Book Edition: Hardcover edition Publisher: Simon & Schuster Page Count: 40 Trim Size: 10" x 10" Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.6, Points: 0.5 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.4, Points: 3 Lexile: Level: 820L Awards & Honors: NCTE Orbis Pictus Award 2017, Recommended Book
New York Public Library 2016 Best Books for Kids, Nonfiction
2017 Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, Younger Readers
NEA’s Read Across America Educator Recomended Books 2016–2017, Grades 3–5
2017 Notable Books for a Global Society
E. B. White Read-Aloud Award 2017 Finalist, Picture Book
CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016
2017 Américas Award Winner
2017 Christopher Awards, Honor Book
Green Earth Book Award, 2017 Shortlist
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