Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Enrique's Journey

Thursday, October 11
(second Thursday)
Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario

In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.When Enrique is five years old, his mother, Lourdes, too poor to feed her children, leaves Honduras to work in the United States.

Lourdes promises Enrique she will return quickly. But she struggles in America. After eleven years apart, he decides he will go find her. Enrique sets off alone from Tegucigalpa, with little more than a slip of paper bearing his mother’s North Carolina telephone number. Without money, he will make the dangerous and illegal trek up the length of Mexico the only way he can–clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains.

Having just come back from Central America, I'm looking forward to this discussion... see ou all Thursday.