Enrique’s Journey, the astonishing true story of a Honduran boy’s perilous quest to reach his mother in the United States, by award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario has been named the second most read book for common reading programs over this past year. The book continues to be read by high schools, universities, and city-wide programs across the nation, and now several more programs are joining the list:
*The city of Memphis, Tenessee has adopted the book for its next One City, One Read program.
*Texas A&M University has selected the book as its Fall 2010 common read and will distribute it to all incoming first year students.
*The University of Southern California will be using Enrique’s Journey in its undergraduate Writing 140 course. Ms. Nazario will be the featured speaker for the university’s Fall Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Issues.
*And many other colleges/universities are reading the book this fall/spring: Allegheny College (Meadville, PA), Arcadia University (Glenside, PA), Chandler-Gilbert Community College (Maricopa County, AZ), Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO), and Hawai’i Pacific University (Honolulu, HI).
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