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

Author/Publisher/Website: Nazario, S.
Copyright: 2014
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Jan/2019
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9780385743280
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 10-12
(View recommended grades and subjects) English Language Arts

Resource Description

L.A. Times reporter Sonia Nazario tells the story of Honduran teenager Enrique who leaves deplorable conditions in Honduras and undertakes a gruelling forty-seven day journey to find his mother, who left him eleven years earlier to make a better home in the U.S. Nazario details the grim life in Honduras that drove him to seek refuge in America, captures the many different relationships he encounters, and his constant struggle to survive. This prize-winning narrative deals with the timely issues of illegal immigration, government corruption, the workings of human smugglers, gangs, and drug traffickers, and is suitable as a classroom, literature circle, or independent novel for grades 10-12. Log in to read the full review.