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Symphony for a Broken Orchestra by Amy Ignatow
Symphony for a Broken Orchestra by Amy Ignatow
Symphony for a Broken Orchestra by Amy Ignatow
Symphony for a Broken Orchestra by Amy Ignatow

Symphony for a Broken Orchestra by Amy Ignatow

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What happens when musical instruments can’t make the sounds we expect them to make? Is music still possible? This uplifting picture book based on a true story from the schools of Philadelphia. Classrooms were filling up with broken violins, drums, pianos, and more, making it difficult for students to learn to play. This sparked an idea for a symphony, played entirely with the broken instruments, that would raise funds to repair the instruments themselves! Musicians young and old volunteered, and their captivating performance showed that even something broken can sing - and that great music is always possible with a bit of inventiveness and improvisation. Based on real events, this inspiring story introduces young readers to a range of instruments as it celebrates a community coming together to make a joyful, meaningful noise. More information about the nonprofit organization Broken Orchestra can be found in the book for curious Philadelphians that want to get involved! 

The Details:

  • Written by Amy Ignatow
  • Illustrated by Gwen Millward 
  • Hardcover, 40 pages
  • For early elementary school kiddos