Echo fortæller fire forskellige, fortryllende historier fra forskellige tider og steder. Det er en fortælling om ofring, familie, venskab og musikkens forenende kraft. Den er opdelt i fire forskellige dele: Ottos historie i slutningen af 1800-tallet i Tyskland; Friedrichs historie i 1933 i Tyskland; Mikes historie i 1935 i Pennsylvania; og Ivys historie i 1942 i det sydlige Californien.
Sammenlign og kontrast karakterer fra Echo af Pam Munoz Ryan i et Venn-diagram!
Echo by Pam Muñoz RyanCharacter Comparison
GermanyBirthmark, faces bigotry because of itFamily are factory workers and musiciansLoves his sister but she becomes brainwashed and supports of HitlerHas to flee Germany when Nazis pursue them for being anti-HitlerDreams of being a conductor
The 13th Harmonica of Otto Messenger
Deal with bigotry and hatred
Friedrich and Ivy:
FemaleSouthern CaliforniaMexican heritageDreams of playing harmonica on the radioDealing with racism and segregationBrother fighting in WWIIFamily are farmers
MaleLearn music from their family
Love music and the harmonicaLove their families and feel responsible for themClose with their siblingsHarmonica gives them comfort and strengthOvercome obstacles to pursue their dreamsTravel to new beginnings
Friedrich and Mike:
Ivy and Mike:
PennsylvaniaOrphanCares for younger brotherStays with the wealthy Mrs. SturbridgeDreams of being in a harmonica band and later playing concert piano