Ada Rios 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 Chavez 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.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 565 g
Dimensions: 254 x 254 x 13 mm
"Comport's complex, digitally enhanced collages combine acrylics, drawing, and layered typographic elements, conveying both the oppressive omnipresence of garbage and the functional beauty of the handcrafted instruments. . . . Pair with the suggested video links to experience the music of a remarkable, resilient cultural community. " -- Kirkus Reviews
*"A virtuoso piece of nonfiction, gloriously told and illustrated." -- School Library Journal, Starred Review
* "Comport (Love Will See You Through) employs a vibrant collage technique...to form colorful, almost ethereal backdrops. . .[An] uplifting, instructive story." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"The illustrations, compilations of torn paper, paint, and pen and ink illustrations, add to the feeling of being within the landfill, and are a beautiful representation of the location...Highly Recommended." -- School Library Connection
Recipient of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award
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