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Operatic

A book by Kyo Maclear & Byron Eggenschwiler.

Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

It's almost the end of middle school, and Charlie has to find her perfect song for a music class assignment. The class learns about a different style of music each day, from hip hop to metal to disco, but it's hard for Charlie to concentrate when she can't stop noticing her classmate Emile, or wondering about Luka, who hasn't been to school in weeks. On top of everything, she has been talked into participating in an end-of-year performance with her best friends.

Then, the class learns about opera, and Charlie discovers the music of Maria Callas. The more she learns about Maria's life, the more Charlie admires her passion for singing and her ability to express herself fully through her music. Can Charlie follow the example of the ultimate diva, Maria Callas, when it comes to her own life? (From Groundwood Books)

From the book

Excerpted from Operatic, copyright © 2019 by Kyo Maclear and Byron Eggenschwiler. Reproduced with permission from Groundwood Books Ltd., Toronto. (Groundwood Books)
Excerpted from Operatic, copyright © 2019 by Kyo Maclear and Byron Eggenschwiler. Reproduced with permission from Groundwood Books Ltd., Toronto. (Groundwood Books)

Interviews with Kyo Maclear

Kyo Maclear talks about her memoir "Birds Art Life." 3:33
Kyo Maclear opens up about the lessons she learned in her odd job at a French patisserie. 0:38

Books by Kyo Maclear

 

 

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