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Enrique's Journey

By Sonia Nazario

Enrique's Journey
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  • Hardcover: Feb 2006,
    320 pages.
    Paperback: Jan 2007,
    336 pages.

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This portrait of poverty and family ties has the potential to reshape American conversations about immigration. Current Affairs

From the book jacket: In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.

When Enrique is five years old, his mother, Lourdes, too poor to feed her children, leaves Honduras to work in the United States. 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.

Comment: Enrique's story began when he was 5-years-old, living in Tegucigalpa, the capital...

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