Pam Munoz Ryan's powerful novel, Echo, is geared towards 5th-8th graders. Echo is historical fiction and provides great insight into those living during World War II. The story weaves three characters together as you watch them work through their own battles to accomplish much more for themselves and their families. Pam Munoz Ryan does a great job captivating the audience's attention, requiring a lot of prediction from students. Echo was awarded the Newbery Honor, as well as several other awards! It is a must read!