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2011-2012 Go Big Read: Enrique's Journey : About the Book

Enrique's Journey

The 2011 Go Big Read selection is Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario.  Nazario tells the story of Enrique's odyssey to find his mother, after she left him with family in Honduras to go to the U.S. to provide a better life for him. The story recounts Enrique's journey as he heads north, as do thousands of immigrant children, clinging to the tops and sides of freight trains.

Click here to view the website for Enrique's Journeywhich includes author and publisher information, reviews, photographs, and more.

The LA Times website presents an interactive display retracing Enrique's journey

Video Interviews

These video interviews are available for free online:

"One on One" Interview with Maria Hinojosa (video)

Don Bartletti Interview (YouTube video with photographs)

Web Articles About the Book

"Ethical Dilemmas in Telling Enrique's Story" by Sonia Nazario, author

"Immigration to El Norte: Eight Stories of Hope and Peril" by Don Bartletti, Enrique's Journey photographer

"Enrique's Journey" This is the original Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper series from the Los Angeles Times, available from the Pulitzer Prize website.