What inspired you to write Building an Orchestra of Hope?

I have a passion for stories where ordinary people do extraordinary things to make the world a better place or where they invest in an active way to make the lives of others better. When a friend shared a video clip with me about the making of the documentary movie “Landfill Harmonic” and how Favio Chavez was utilizing his musical talents to teach children how to read music and learn to play on instruments constructed of trash, I knew I had to tell his story. I wanted children around the world to be inspired and impacted by his kindness, community activism, and inventiveness.

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