- Number of Pages: 336
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
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 within the Usa. Every single step of the way through Mexico, he as properly as other migrants, several of them children, are hunted like animals. Years pass. Enrique pushes forward using his wit, courage, and hope– along with the kindness of strangers. Enrique sets off alone from Tegucigalpa, with small more than a slip of paper bearing his mother's North Carolina telephone quantity. Bandits rob and kill migrants up and down the tracks. With gritty determination and a deep longing to be by his mother's side, Enrique travels through hostile, unknown worlds. Without her, he becomes lonely and troubled. But she struggles in America. Lourdes promises Enrique she will return quickly. Enrique despairs of ever seeing her again. Without money, he will make the unsafe and illegal trek up the length of Mexico the only way he can– clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains. To evade Mexican police and immigration authorities, they ought to jump onto and off the moving boxcars they call El Tren de la Muerte– The Train of Death. He begs for his mother to come back. It is an epic journey, one certain thousands of immigrant children make annually to find their mothers inside the United states of america. When Enrique is five years old, his mother, Lourdes, too poor to feed her children, leaves Honduras to function within the Usa. Based on the Los Angeles Occasions newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and an extra for function photography, Enrique's Journey is the timeless story of families torn apart, the yearning to turn into together again, and a boy who will risk his life to find the mother he loves. After eleven years apart, he decides he will go find her. Gangsters control the tops of the trains. When she calls, Lourdes tells him to be patient. The move makes it possible for her to send money back home to Enrique so he can eat better and visit school past the third grade. Corrupt cops all along the route are out to fleece and deport them.
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