The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother. Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable. The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother. Books related to Enrique's Journey. More By Sonia Nazario. PRAISE FOR ENRIQUE'S JOURNEY she refuses to subject her children to the dangerous journey. Minor tells me about his perilous hitchhiking journey.
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It is an epic journey, one thousands of immigrant children make each year to find feature writing and another for feature photography, Enrique's Journey is the. Get this from a library! Enrique's journey. [Sonia Nazario] -- Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this is a timeless story of. The book gives the tales of immigrant children who make dangerous trips to USA to find their parents.
The issues seamlessly interwoven into this gripping nonfiction work for young people are perfect for common core discussion. Includes an 8-page photo insert, as well as an epilogue that describes what has happened to Enrique and his family since the adult edition was published. Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented.
A must read. A valuable addition to young adult collections. In this bestselling true story, one Honduran boy goes in search of his mother, who left to find work in the United States ten years ago—when he was just seven years old.
This is the true and heartbreaking story of sixteen-year-old Enrique, who sets off on a journey alone to find his mother, who he has not seen for eleven years, not since she left her starving family and illegally entered the United States, hoping to make enough money to send home to Honduras. Even when confronted by bandits, thugs, and corrupt cops, he is determined to complete his journey, often buoyed by the kindness of strangers or simply by luck finding water or food.
His is an inspiring and timeless tale about the meaning of family and fortitude that brings to light the daily struggles of migrants, legal and otherwise, and the complicated choices they face. Sonia Nazario has spent 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
She has won… More about Sonia Nazario. Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented—a must read.
We should all be grateful that Sonia Nazario went to such extraordinary lengths to bring us this story. This is reportage at its finest, both courageous and passionate.
It is a great American—I emphasize that—story, beautifully reported. Most Americans or their forebears came to the United States from other countries.
They experienced difficult journeys and wrenching family separations-all in the hope of finding a better life in this new land. Enrique's story is our story, beautifully told. Kennedy Journalism Awards.
Nazario grew up in Kansas and Argentina. The move allows her to send money back home to Enrique so he can eat better and go to school past the third grade.
Lourdes promises Enrique she will return quickly. But she struggles in America. Years pass.
He begs for his mother to come back. Without her, he becomes lonely and troubled.
When she calls, Lourdes tells him to be patient. Enrique despairs of ever seeing her again. After eleven years apart, he decides he will go find her. Without money, he will make the dangerous and illegal trek up the length of Mexico the only way he can—clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains.