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Enrique's Journey : The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother


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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. "Newsday""

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Author: Sonia Nazario,
Number of Pages: 400 pages
Published Date: 01 Feb 2007
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publication Country: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780812971781
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