Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

I absolutely loved this book! Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan is an amazing book. It is a story that starts off with a story needing to be written and follows a harmonica on its journey to touch people’s lives. It takes place in the 1930’s and is about a German boy in Nazi Germany who doesn’t understand the changes that is happening in his country, two orphaned brothers in Pennsylvania just trying to stay together, and a little girl with brown skin in California trying to understand what it means to support the country when the country doesn’t support her. This book faces hard issues like why the all the Japanese Americans in California were put into internment camps, but also what family means and what we are willing to do for family. All these stories are tied together with the harmonica. As a musician, I loved this story because I was able to understand what music meant to each of them, but this story is so well told and beautiful that you don’t have to play an instrument to be touched by the story. It is also loved how this is historical fiction but also has magical realism. This book is intended for younger readers but I still thoroughly enjoyed reading it and this is a book for everyone.

$12.19
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