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  • Written by Sonia Nazario
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On Sale: February 25, 2009
Pages: 352 | ISBN: 978-0-307-54824-5
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En esta asombrosa historia real, la galardonada periodista Sonia Nazario relata la inolvidable odisea de un niño hondureño que enfrenta penurias y peligros para reunirse con su madre en los Estados Unidos.

Cuando Enrique tiene cinco años, su madre, Lourdes, se marcha de Honduras para trabajar en los Estados Unidos. Esto le permite enviarle dinero a Enrique para que pueda comer mejor y asistir a la escuela más allá del tercer grado.
Lourdes le promete a su hijo que regresará pronto, pero en los Estados Unidos las cosas no son fáciles. Transcurren once años. A Enrique lo desespera pensar que no volverá a ver a su madre, y se lanza solo en su busca desde Tegucigalpa con poco más que un pedazo de papel donde ha escrito el número telefónico de su madre en Carolina del Norte. Sin dinero, hará una travesía peligrosa e ilegal a lo largo de México de la única forma que puede: encaramado en los costados y en los techos de los trenes de carga.
Con recia determinación y profundo anhelo, Enrique atraviesa mundos hostiles y desconocidos eludiendo pandilleros que controlan los techos de los trenes, bandidos despiadados y policías corruptos que sólo quieren robarle lo que tiene y deportarlo. Enrique avanza a fuerza de ingenio, coraje, y esperanza–y también gracias a la bondad de los desconocidos. Es una travesía épica que hacen miles de niños inmigrantes todos los años para encontrarse con sus madres en los Estados Unidos.
Basado en la serie publicada por el periódico Los Angeles Times que ganó dos premios Pulitzer–uno por el reportaje, el otro por la fotografía–La Travesia de Enrique es una historia para todos los tiempos sobre familias desgarradas por la separación, sobre el anhelo de volver a estar juntos y sobre un niño que arriesgará su vida para reencontrarse con la madre que ama.
Sonia Nazario

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Sonia Nazario has spent 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, immigration.

She has won numerous national journalism and book awards. In 2003, her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S., entitled “Enrique’s Journey,” won more than a dozen awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, the George Polk Award for International Reporting, the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Overall Excellence.

Expanded into a book, Enrique’s Journey became a national bestseller and won two book awards. It is now required reading for incoming freshmen at dozens of colleges and high schools across the U.S.

In 1998, Nazario was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series on children of drug addicted parents. And in 1994, she won a George Polk Award for Local Reporting for a series about hunger among schoolchildren in California.

Nazario has been named among the most influential Latinos by Hispanic Business Magazine and a “trendsetter” by Hispanic Magazine.

Nazario, who grew up in Kansas and in Argentina, has written extensively from Latin America and about Latinos in the United States. She is now at work on her second book. She began her career at the Wall Street Journal, where she reported from four bureaus: New York, Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles. In 1993, she joined the Los Angeles Times. She serves on the advisory boards of the University of North Texas Mayborn Literary Non-fiction Writer's Conference and of Catch the Next, a non-profit working to double the number of Latinos enrolling in college. She is also on the board of Kids In Need of Defense, a non-profit launched by Microsoft and Angelina Jolie to provide pro-bono attorneys to unaccompanied immigrant children.

She is a graduate of Williams College and has a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, Nazario received an honorary doctorate from Mount St. Mary's College.

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