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

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

by Susan Hood

Illustrations by Sally Wern Comport

First Release:

August 2016

ISBN: 9781481430951

“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.

  • 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
    Genre: Nonfic
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