Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Susan HOOD
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Subject/Category: Gr. 1-4
Year Reviewed:: 2017
Review: In one of the poorest areas of Paraguay, South America, a man helps destitute children learn to make beautiful music on instruments crafted out of--believe it or not--items scavenged from a trash dump. The orchestra they ultimately form goes on to travel the world, amplifying the message that items of beauty and function can be cultivated from the most unlikely resources, and dreams can indeed come true.