Summer Reading Assignment

Sonia Nazario's, Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother

Enrique's Journey

New students: please read Nazario's book before arriving on campus this fall. It's an unforgettable tale of a Honduran boy who prevails on a perilous journey to find his mother, who had left him 11 years earlier to find work in the U.S. The book opens your eyes to the human tragedies surrounding immigration, while showing the complexity of the issues.

We are also pleased to announce that both Sonia Nazario and Enrique’s mother, Lourdes Flores, will speak on our campus on Thursday evening, September 11, 2014, and Friday morning, September 12, 2014 in Human Experience. After reading Enrique’s Journey over the summer, you'll be able to discuss immigration in America today with the Pulitzer Prize winning author and Enrique’s mother.

Random House Online Reader's Guide

Related Articles in the News

The media has recently taken a great interest in reporting on the tens of thousands of children traversing Enrique's journey. These kids travel long distances on dangerous routes to attempt to reunite with their families in the U.S. We hope these articles and websites provide you with some current information, analysis and contextualization of immigration so as to better appreciate Enrique's Journey.

About the Author

Sonia NazarioSonia Nazario, a former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, has spent more than two decades reporting and writing about social issues. Nazario grew up in Kansas and Argentina. She is a graduate of Williams College and has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

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