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Enrique's Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother

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ISBN13: 9780385743273
ISBN10: 0385743270
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Based upon the author's highly praised adult work, Enrique's Journey is the amazing and heartbreaking true story of Enrique, a teenager from Honduras who sets out on a journey, braving hardship and peril, to find his mother, who had no other choice but to leave him and migrate to the United States in search of work. 

The accessible text for young people will capture hearts and resonate among readers. It bring to light the daily struggles of migrants, legal and otherwise, and the complicated choices they face, not necessarily for a better life, but rather to simply survive and provide for the basic needs of their families.

An epilogue will update what has happened since the adult edition was first published.

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SONIA NAZARIO was a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She has spent more than two decades reporting and writing about social issues. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her work on the Los Angeles Times series that served as the basis for the adult edition of Enrique's Journey. Sonia Nazario lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

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Beverly B, February 13, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Enrique's Journey reads like a novel, but is an in-depth look at illegal immigration and its impact on families. Sonia Nazario does a superb job of showing the emotional devastation suffered by both the parents who leave and the abandoned children. Enrique is a young man from Honduras who is desperate to come the USA to find the mother who left when he was 5. Lourdes cannot support her family. Her children are starving. She hopes a job in the US will allow her to send money back to support mother, her children and her sisters. Her thoroughly researched story also creates a terrifying picture of how horrific and perilous the journey is. Only people who feel life has no other options for them put themselves in so much danger. Assaults, robberies, starvation, dehydration and deadly accidents are the norm. It takes Enrique seven tries, 122 days and two very close calls with death to finally reach his mother. Both Enrique and Lourdes have unrealistic expectations. After 13 years apart, they are strangers to each other. Enrique is angry. Lourdes is hurt that Enrique doesn't understand it was her loving and heartbreaking sacrifice that kept him alive and in school. Sonia Nazario does not romanticize or white-wash Enrique's story. He is not a hero. Enrique is a sad, lonely young man determined to reunite his family and create a happy life. Enrique's Journey is a testament to the power of family.
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ISBN:
9780385743273
Author:
Nazario, Sonia
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Biography
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.52 x 5.75 x 1.04 in 0.9 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , SONIA NAZARIO was a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She has spent more than two decades reporting and writing about social issues. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her work on the Los Angeles Times series that served as the basis for the adult edition of Enrique's Journey. Sonia Nazario lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
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