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Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
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Oct 04, 2008

it was amazing
Read in October, 2008

Everyone in the US should read this book in order to understand the dangerous journey that Central American immigrants make in order to work in the US. This is not a book that tries to persuade you to feel one way or another about immigration. It is simply about one boy´s journey through Mexico on top of trains and the perils that surround him. He has many flaws, but a deep desire to reunite with his mother (who immigrated to the US when he was 6) and to send money back home to his family in Honduras. This book reminds us that as much as we speak about immigration in terms of economic costs/benefits, it is ultimately a human issue.
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message 1: by Katherine (new)

Katherine I enjoyed Enrique's Journey also. I didn't know about the travel on top of freight trains. Since there are so many routes and ways to travel from Central America to the US, I wonder what percentage of immigrants ride the trains?

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