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Enrique’s Journey

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Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
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Jan 02, 2007 | ISBN 9780812971781
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    Jan 02, 2007 | ISBN 9780812971781

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“A remarkable feat of immersion reporting . . . [Gives] the immigrant . . . flesh and bone, history and voice . . . The kind of story we have told ourselves throughout history, a story we still need to hear.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Compelling . . . Nazario doesn’t pull any punches.”Dallas Morning News

“A meticulously documented account of an epic journey, one undertaken by thousands of children every year . . . [Nazario] covers both positive and negative effects of immigration, illuminating the problem’s complexity. . . . In telling Enrique’s story [she] bears witness for us all.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Compelling . . . drama, pathos, and [the] hot topic of illegal immigration.”The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Astounding . . . I am unaware of any journalist who has voluntarily placed herself in greater peril to nail down a story than did Nazario.”—Steve Weinberg, former executive director of investigative reporters and editors, The Baltimore Sun
 
“A story of heartache, brutality, and love deferred that is near mythic in its power.”Los Angeles Magazine

“[Enrique’s Journey] personifies one of the greatest migrations in history. . . . Much of the book is a thriller . . . a 12,000-mile journey worthy of an Indiana Jones movie.”The Orange County Register

“Riveting . . . expert reporting . . . Nazario puts a human face upon a major issue. . . . The breadth and depth of [her] research is astounding.”The Plain Dealer

“A heart-racing and heart-rending trip.”The Daily Nonpareil

“A story readers won’t soon forget.”Tu Ciudad

“Gripping . . . astounding . . . viscerally conveys the experience of illegal immigration from Central America . . . [Nazario] has crafted her findings into a story that is at once moving and polemical.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This portrait of poverty and family ties has the potential to reshape American conversations about immigration.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Insightful and beautifully written and sheds a great deal of light on the horrific journeys immigrants risk to find a better life. Highly recommended.”Library Journal

“This is a harrowing odyssey that depicts one young man’s attempts to reunite with his mother and the social and economic issues involved in illegal immigration.”Booklist

“Gripping, heroic and important, Enrique’s Journey captures the heart. Most Americans or their forebears came to the United States from other countries. They experienced difficult journeys and wrenching family separations-all in the hope of finding a better life in this new land. Enrique’s story is our story, beautifully told.”—Edward James Olmos

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