Award-winning kids' author Pam Muņoz Ryan will present her newest novel, Echo, on Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. In Echo, aimed at ages 9-14, Ryan deftly combines history and fantasy as she tells the story of a magical harmonica that connects three children through different time periods. School Library Journal notes that "Ryan has created three contemporary characters who, through faith and perseverance, write their own happy endings, inspiring readers to believe they can do the same." Kirkus Reviews gave Echo a coveted star, calling it "a grand narrative that examines the power of music to inspire beauty in a world overrun with fear and intolerance," adding that "it's worth every moment of readers' time."
Ryan is the author of several award-winning books, including Esperanza Rising and The Dreamer, and a biography of singer Marian Anderson, When Marian Sang. At our event, Ryan will read from Echo and detail how she came to write it. After taking questions from the audience, she'll sign books for audience members. Politics & Prose bookstore will be selling copies of Ryan's books at our event, but the program is free and no purchase is required. Please join us for this opportunity to meet a top children's author!