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Author Nazario, Sonia.
Title Enrique's journey / Sonia Nazario.
Pub Info New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007.
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Descript xxv, 299 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 21 cm.
Note Accelerated Reader UG 5.6 12 12 108723
Originally published: c2006. With new epilogue.
Summary Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this is a timeless story of families torn apart. When Enrique was five, his mother, too poor to feed her children, left Honduras to work in the United States. The move allowed her to send money back home so Enrique could eat better and go to school past the third grade. She promised she would return quickly, but she struggled in America. Without her, he became lonely and troubled. After eleven years, he decided he would go find her. He set off alone, with little more than a slip of paper bearing his mother's North Carolina telephone number. Without money, he made the dangerous trek up the length of Mexico, clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains. He and other migrants, many of them children, are hunted like animals. To evade bandits and authorities, they must jump onto and off the moving boxcars they call the Train of Death. It is an epic journey, one thousands of children make each year to find their mothers in the United States.--From publisher description.
Contents Map: Enrique's journey from Tegucigalpa to Nuevo Laredo -- Boy left behind -- Seeking mercy -- Facing the beast -- Gifts and faith -- On the border -- Dark river, perhaps a new life -- Girl left behind -- Afterword: Women, children, and the immigration debate.
Subject Hondurans -- United States -- Biography.
Immigrant children -- United States -- Biography.
Illegal aliens -- United States -- Biography.
Hondurans -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Immigrant children -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Illegal aliens -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Honduras -- Emigration and immigration -- Case studies.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780812971781
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