Academic journal article Language Arts

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

Academic journal article Language Arts

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 Written by Susan Hood Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport Simon & Schuster, 2016, unpaged, ISBN 978-1-4814-3095-1

Ada Rios's hometown of Cateura, Paraguay, is one of the poorest areas in South America, built on a landfill where 1,500 tons of waste arrive daily. Yet from this unlikely setting emerges an orchestra of children who play instruments made from other people's trash. In this remarkable nonfiction picturebook, Susan Hood tells the story of both Ada and environmental engineer and musician Favio Chávez, who came to Cateura to teach safety practices for gancheros-workers, like Ada's father, who eke out a living by searching the trash for recyclable materials to sell. Concerned about the local children's prospects, Chávez offered music lessons and collaborated with community members to hand-make instruments from scavenged items. …

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