Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
This non-fiction book tells the story of Ada Ríos, who grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option...until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada — and her town — forever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation. An author's note offers photos and more information about the Recyled Orchestra.
Age Level: 6-9
Book Series: Music and Rhyme: Hispanic Heritage Tales of Courage: Hispanic Heritage Protecting the Planet: Stories of Change and Innovation