Another Band's Treasure
A Story of Recycled Instruments
In a small village in Paraguay, Diego dreams of giving music lessons to the children he sees each day. The only problem: there aren’t enough instruments to go around.
But when he and Nicolas, a carpenter, look to a nearby landfill, they see instruments in the making. Soon, a paint can, a wooden plank, and a faucet knob become the start of a violin—and their recycled instruments give the kids in town new ways to express themselves.
Inspired by the true story of La Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados de Cateura, Hua Lin Xie’s first graphic novel is a big-hearted ode to the power of music.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||Diverse Books: Social Class, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||128|
Author, Illustrator: Hua Lin Xie
Hua Lin Xie studied art and animation in Beijing, China, for four years before continuing her studies at the Émile Cohl School in Lyon, France, where she currently resides. Another Band's Treasure: A Story of Recycled Instruments (first published by Steinkis as Sous les déchets . . . la musique) is her first graphic novel.
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“[I]nfused with optimism. . . . A gentle reminder of music’s might.”—Kirkus Reviews