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Glenbard Parent Series Book Discussions

GPS: Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families

Thursday, August 17 from 7-8:30 pm

Join us at the library for a discussion of Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario, as part of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. Reserve your spot for the discussion.

Sonia Nazario appears at Glenbard East High School on Wednesday, August 23 at 7 pm as part of this series.

For more information on all GPS programming visit glenbardgps.org.

Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother
by Sonia Nazario
Check out Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario
An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States. The books is based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography.

Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits and corrupt cops.

But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope and the kindness of strangers. As Isabel Allende writes: “This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey. If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year, it has to be this one.”