Synopses & Reviews
“A heart-wrenching account . . . a must-read,” says Kirkus Reviews
about this young adult edition of Enrique’s Journey,
based on Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario’s highly praised adult work.
Enrique is a teenager from Honduras who sets out on a journey, braving hardship and peril, to find his mother, who had no choice but to leave him when he was a child and go to the United States in search of work. Enrique’s story will bring to light for readers the daily struggles of migrants, legal and otherwise, and the complicated choices they face simply trying to survive and provide for the basic needs of their families. An epilogue describes what has happened to Enrique and his family since the adult edition was published.
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.