The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother
by Sonia Nazario
Pub Date 27 Aug 2013
Based on and rewritten from the Random House adult work Enrique's Journey by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario.
Based upon the author's highly praised adult work, Enrique's Journey is the amazing and heartbreaking true story of Enrique, a teenager from Honduras who sets out on a journey, braving hardship and peril, to find his mother, who had no other choice but to leave him and migrate to the United States in search of work.
Enrique's story will capture hearts and resonate as it brings to light the daily struggles of migrants, legal and otherwise, and the complicated choices they face, not necessarily for a better life, but rather to simply survive and provide for the basic needs of their families. An epilogue will update what has happened since the adult edition was first published.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SONIA NAZARIO was a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She has spent more than two decades reporting and writing about social issues and has 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.
Praise for the adult edition of Enrique's Journey:
"In the tradition of Jacob Riis . . . Nazario has illuminated the modern immigrant experience; with Enrique, she has given a voice and a face to these migrant children."—The New York Times Book Review