School Library Journal Gives Ada's Violin Starred Review

UPDATE: Ada's Violin has since been selected for the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show as well.

Local artist Sally Wern Comport of Art at Large, Inc. received a starred review from the School Library Journal for her latest Simon & Schuster Children's Picture book Ada's Violin, the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay.  

Ada's Violin was released May of 2016 in English and Spanish, and the theatrical premier of the documentary Landfill Harmonic is set to release September 2016.

Comport's mixed media collage illustrations were praised for capturing the essence of the juxtaposition of the foul trash heaps with the beautiful music and human spirit that rose out of adversity.  

The scenes of the kids embracing their instruments and sharing their joy at making music are absolutely transcendent.
— School Library Journal