16-year-old American violinist Kali Bate announced the release of her second children’s book: "The Aria in Me."
"In May of 2019, I wrote my first children’s book, Bailey Brings Her Friends Together With Music, which is about the unifying power of music. Its sequel, The Aria in Me, is about the power of music to build confidence," Kali told the Violin Channel.
"Through Nicola Benedetti’s TEDx speech 'Striking a Chord' I was introduced to El Sistema. I discovered that I had a desire to make a difference, and found KidzNotes, a North Carolina chapter of El Sistema USA."
"I donate 100% of my books’ proceeds (along with other donations from small fundraisers) to Kidznotes, and have been growing my relationship and involvement with the program."
"The second book is somewhat autobiographical as I was a really, really shy little girl. Through music, I was able to find my voice and inner confidence and this has been life-changing. I wrote The Aria in Me to inspire young children to believe in themselves."
"I hope that readers will come to realize that they too have the inner strength, their inner Aria, to persevere and achieve their dreams."
The Aria in me
Kali Bate, author
Release Date: August 19, 2020