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In an era when the music world thought only Westerners could truly understand Western classical music, Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma broke barriers and defied expectations. Through his musical skill and exceptional passion, he showed that classical music is for everyone. With mentorships and impromptu street concerts, Yo-Yo Ma has headed programs to bring classical music around the world. This biography uses easy-to-read text, vibrant photographs, engaging sidebars, and fun fact boxes to introduce kids to this barrier-breaking icon.