Teresa Martinez

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Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma

Yo Yo Ma playing the cello
By: Joanna Ho
Illustrated by: Teresa Martinez
Age Level: 6-9, 9-12

Before Yo-Yo Ma became one of the most renowned and celebrated cellists, he wanted to play the double bass. But it was too big for his four-year-old hands. Over time, Ma honed his amazing talent, and his music became a reflection of his own life between borders, cultures, disciplines, and generations. Yo-Yo Ma performed at the US-Mexico border at the Rio Grande on April 13, 2019, as part of his multi-continent “Bach Project” tour to prove a point—through music, we can build bridges rather than walls between different cultures.