The Glenbard Parent Series has selected Enrique’s Journey as its Common Read for 2017. Enrique’s Journey first appeared in the Los Angeles Times as a Pulitzer Prize winning series written by reporter Sonia Nazario. Nazario expanded the article into a book which has won numerous awards and is on the required reading list of many colleges and high schools across the country. This national best seller is the story of a Honduran boy’s search for his mother in the US, the struggle of a family to unite and their fight to heal deep wounds. In the book Nazario asks questions about the economic, social and human factors in the debate about America’s newcomers. Students and community members are invited to join with us when we welcome author Sonia Nazario to the GPS to Glenbard East on Aug 23 at 7:00pm.
“Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to be Reunited With His Mother”” has won more than a dozen awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. Here Nazario asks complex questions about the economic, social and human factors in the debate about America’s newcomers.
Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist whose stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems and have earned her some of the country’s most prestigious journalism and humanitarian awards. She is a passionate and dynamic speaker on immigration, racial discrimination, U.S. foreign policy, hunger, addiction and other social issues.
The Young Adult version of Enrique’s Journey is the suggested version for our students who are encouraged to join with the community when we welcome author Sonia Nazario to the Glenbard Parent Series at Glenbard East on Aug. 23 at 7:00pm.