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Sally Wern Comport

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Sally Wern Comport

Sally Wern Comport

Books by Sally Wern Comport

Written by Susan Hood with illustrations by Sally Wern Comport - Children's 4-8, Fiction, Music

Ada Ríos 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.

by Angela Farris Watkins and Sally Wern Comport - African American Interest, Children's, Children's Nonfiction, History, Inspirational, Nonfiction, Picture

Growing up as the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Farris Watkins witnessed firsthand the principles and values that “Uncle M.L.” practiced and lived by throughout his fight for equality. Drawing from experiences and episodes both personal and well-known, Dr. Watkins artfully details the guiding beliefs of one of the greatest men in history. Including “have courage” and “love your enemies,” these six hallmarks of virtue and nonviolence reinforce the truth that “the universe honors love” and will inspire readers of all ages.