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Over 40 programs have followed Enrique’s Journey!

enriques journey

When Enrique was just five years old, his mother Lourdes, seeing no other way out of their poverty in Honduras, decided to make the hazardous trek north. Enrique and his siblings struggled without their mother, until he finally made his way from the rough streets of Tegucigalpa through Mexico and across the dangerous Texan border. Nazario’s expert reporting allows students to encounter each setback alongside Enrique, and the result is as suspenseful and harrowing as it is informative. Enrique’s Journey is a timely account of one anguished family’s experience with an issue of international scope and urgency–illegal immigration–but is also a timeless, mythic story of a dangerous journey undertaken to make a broken family whole.

“This portrait of poverty and family ties has the poential to reshape American conversations about immigration.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The following universities and programs have adopted this book:

Colleges and Universities:
Bluffton University (Bluffton, OH)
Central College (Pella, IA)
Edgewood College (Madison,WI)
Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO)
Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN)
Henderson State University (Arkadelphia, AR)
Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID)
Indiana University (Kokomo, IN)
University of Missouri (Kansas City,MO)
College of Mount St. Joseph (Cincinnati,OH)
Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)
University of North Carolina (Charlotte, NC)
University of North Carolina (Greensboro, NC)
Notre Dame de Namur University (Belmont, CA)
Peace College (Raleigh,NC)
Pennsylvania State University (Harrisburg, PA)
Rockhurst University (Kansas City,MO)
Sonoma State University (Rohnert Park, CA)
Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN)

High Schools:
Bay Shore High School (Bay Shore,NY)
Bonanza High School (Las Vegas, NV)
Burlingame High School (Burlingame, CA)
Challenge Early College High School (Houston, TX)
Eaglecrest High School (Centennial, CO)
Hudson High School (Hudson, OH)
La Jolla Country Day School (La Jolla, CA)
Middletown High School (Middletown, NJ)
Putnam County High School (Eatonton, GA)
Santa Ana High School (Santa Ana, CA)
Santa Monica High School (Santa Monica, CA)
St. Ignatius High School (Cleveland, OH)
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School (Bourne,MA)
Wheeling High School (Wheeling, IL)

One City,One Book”:

Glendale, CA
San Diego, CA
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Yuma, AZ


Learn more about Enrique and his story on the book’s website.

Read an excerpt of the book here.

Teacher’s Guide Available

Order an Examination Copy here.

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