15-year-old American violinist Kali Bate has announced the release of her first children's book: 'Bailey Brings Her Friends Together with Music'.
The book was written to inspire young children to find their own place within the universal and unifying language of music.
"I recently came across Nicola Benedetti’s speech 'Striking a Chord' ... it was through this speech that I learned about El Sistema, an organization that helps provide disadvantaged children a musical education ... and I decided I wanted to personally help a local organization like El Sistema ..." Kali, a 10th grade student at the Cary Academy, in North Carolina, has told The Violin Channel.
"I found Kidznotes, which is a local North Carolinian organization that empowers students to thrive with the power of music ... I believe that a musical education is so important for so many reasons, and decided to write a storybook for children about the unifying power of music ..." she has said.
''I hope that readers will take away from the story an understanding that, despite any differences that could be divisive, we all share the common language of music.''
100% of sale proceeds will be donated to KidzNotes - a North Carolina non-profit organization that empowers students to thrive with the power of music.
Bailey Brings Her Friends Together with Music
Author, Kali Bate
Release Date: May 21, 2019