Playing at the Border : A Story of Yo-Yo Ma
"Everyone can benefit from Ho's message of music bringing calm and peace to the world." -Booklist
Joanna Ho's lyrical writing and Teresa Martinez's vibrant art weave together to tell an inspiring story of Yo-Yo Ma, who challenges conventions, expectations, and beliefs in order to build bridges to unite communities, people, and cultures. A beautiful picture book biography to enjoy and share in the home and the classroom.
Before Yo-Yo Ma became one of the most renowned and celebrated cellists, he wanted to play the double bass. But it was too big for his four-year-old hands. Over time, Ma honed his amazing talent, and his music became a reflection of his own life between borders, cultures, disciplines, and generations.
Since then, he has recorded over a hundred albums, won nineteen Grammy Awards, performed for eight American presidents, and received the National Medal of the Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, just to name a few accomplishments.
Staying true to himself, Yo-Yo Ma performed at the US-Mexico border at the Rio Grande on April 13, 2019, as part of his multi-continent "Bach Project" tour to prove a point-through music, we can build bridges rather than walls between different cultures.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Format : Hardback
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 442 g
Dimensions: 254 x 254 x 12.7mm
Publication Date : 14 Oct 2021