"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

18 March 2014

Enrique's Journey

Nazario, Sonia. Enrique's Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunited with His Mother. Delacorte BFYR, 2013.

Enrique's mother left Honduras for the United States so that she could make more money and provide for her children. Years later, her son Enrique decides to follow her to the United States as well. Enrique is sent back to Honduras time and time again as he travels atop trains and in the backs of trucks on his way to the United States.

Enrique's story was a good remind of the reasons why some people emigrate to the United States, legally or otherwise. This book has been popular in my library because of the large Hispanic population in my school, and I will continue to recommend this book to my students.

Recommended for: teens, tweens, adults
Red Flags: violence, drug use, mentions of rape
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

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