Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma

Ho, J.
This engaging picture book is a celebration of the achievements of cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who by age four was playing Bach pieces, and his efforts to build bridges not walls through music. His efforts to unite communities, cultures, and people through music see him challenging conventions, expectations, and beliefs, transcending language and borders. This timely story, told in lyrical prose with soft, gentle illustrations, can encourage young students to think creatively and critically about diversity, immigration, and inclusivity, can support an array of inquiry projects, and spark artist presentations and art projects.
Arts Education
  • K-3

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