Enrique's Journey Pdf

Enrique's Journey

Number of page: 400
Author: Sonia Nazario
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781588366023
Category: Social Science

An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more—the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America   Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject.   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 peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers. As Isabel Allende writes: “This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey. If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year, it has to be this one.”   Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.  “Magnificent . . . Enrique’s Journey is about love. It’s about family. It’s about home.”—The Washington Post Book World   “[A] searing report from the immigration frontlines . . . as harrowing as it is heartbreaking.”—People (four stars)   “Stunning . . . As an adventure narrative alone, Enrique’s Journey is a worthy read. . . . Nazario’s impressive piece of reporting [turns] the current immigration controversy from a political story into a personal one.”—Entertainment Weekly   “Gripping and harrowing . . . a story begging to be told.”—The Christian Science Monitor   “[A] prodigious feat of reporting . . . [Sonia Nazario is] amazingly thorough and intrepid.”—NewsdayFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • A Google UserA Google User
    ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother An expanded version of Nazario’s Pulitzer Prize-winning articles, originally published in the Los Angeles Times, about the harrowing journey hopeful immigrants take from Central America through Mexico into the U.S.The twist on this familiar story is that in recent years, a growing number of America’s illegal immigrants are women. Unable to feed and clothe their children, they leave their homes in
  • Carol AnneCarol Anne
    I didn’t read it yet don’t take my word for it I hate this book cuz we had to read it over the summer as home work
  • Yessenia PerezYessenia Perez
    If you like Enrique’s Journey You should see the movie Sin Nombre
  • Anthony QuintanillaAnthony Quintanilla
    Amazing Good story
  • mireya estradamireya estrada
    Unforgettable Story Amazing story!
  • MarkPSadlerMarkPSadler
    LibraryThing Review I have read umpteen books over the last six months on the subject on migrants leaving their Central American or Mexican homes for a shot at the dream of living in Ther United States. The ones that
  • EllsbethBEllsbethB
    LibraryThing Review This is a worthwhile and eye-opening read about the illegal immigrants from Central America.
  • klburnsideklburnside
    LibraryThing Review This book follows the journey of Enrique, a Honduran teenager who travels to the United States to be with his mother, who migrated to the United States when Enrique was five. Enrique travels through
  • sonhomeu01sonhomeu01
    Excellent book The author takes the reader on the journey from Central America to Texas and risks her own life so that we can know a little about the trek that so many children teens and adults make and make
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