IBNA- The young adults novel ‘Echo’ by the American writer Pam Muñoz Ryan on the impact of music in changing the sad lives of three teenagers has been translated into Persian and published.
According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Echo’ which was named a Newbery Honor book in 2016 and won Audie Award for Middle Grade has been translated into Persian by Farideh Khorami and released by Paidayesh Publishing in Tehran.
This synopsis of ‘Echo’ reads: “Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.
Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo.”
A writer for children and young adults, particularly in the multicultural genre, Pam Muñoz Ryan has written over forty books for young people, including picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels.
She has been the author recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature, and the Ludington Award for body of work. She is also the 2018 U.S. nominee for the International Hans Christian Andersen Award.
‘Echo’ in Persian has been published in 564 pages and 500 copies.