Enrique s Journey

Enrique s Journey
Author by: Sonia Nazario
Release: 2007
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9780812971781
Language: un
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Describes one Honduran boy's difficult and dangerous journey to find his mother, who had made the trek northward to the United States in search of a better life when Enrique had been five years old, but who had never made enough money to return home for her children, in a poignant account that addresses the issues of family and the implications of illegal immigration. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Enrique s Journey

Enrique s Journey
Author by: Sonia Nazario
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9780385743280
Language: en
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Documents the journey of a Honduran teen who braved hardship and peril to reunite with his mother after she was forced to leave him behind and seek migratory work in the United States.

Enrique s Journey

Enrique s Journey
Author by: Sonia Nazario
Release: 2007-01-02
Editor: Random House
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781588366023
Language: en
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An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more—the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject. 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.” Praise for Enrique’s Journey “Magnificent . . . Enrique’s Journey is about love. It’s about family. It’s about home.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] searing report from the immigration frontlines . . . as harrowing as it is heartbreaking.”—People (four stars) “Stunning . . . As an adventure narrative alone, Enrique’s Journey is a worthy read. . . . Nazario’s impressive piece of reporting [turns] the current immigration controversy from a political story into a personal one.”—Entertainment Weekly “Gripping and harrowing . . . a story begging to be told.”—The Christian Science Monitor “[A] prodigious feat of reporting . . . [Sonia Nazario is] amazingly thorough and intrepid.”—Newsday

The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us
Author by: Reyna Grande
Release: 2013-03-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9781451661781
Language: en
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Traces the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors.

Time Among the Maya

Time Among the Maya
Author by: Ronald Wright
Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780143198192
Language: en
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The Maya of Central America have been called the Greeks of the New World. In the first millennium ad, they created the most intellectually and artistically advanced civilization of the Americas. Throughout the ensuing centuries, as neighbouring empires fell in warfare and to the Spanish invasion, the Maya endured, shaken but never destroyed. In Time Among the Maya, Ronald Wright's journey takes him not only to the lands of the ancient Maya, but also among the five million people who speak Mayan languages and preserve a Mayan identity today. His travels begin in tiny Belize, exploring the jungles and mountains of Guatemala, bloodstained by civil war, and end in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Embracing history, politics, anthropology, and literature, this book is both a fascinating travel memoir and the study of a civilization.

We ll Never Be Apart

We ll Never Be Apart
Author by: Emiko Jean
Release: 2018-04-01
Editor: HMH
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780544636507
Language: en
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This “twisted” psychological thriller is “an intimate study of damaged people, the pain they’re in, and the havoc they wreak” (Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood). Murder. Fire. Revenge. That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister, Cellie, set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled past in a journal, she must confront hidden truths—and find out whether the one person she trusts is telling her only half the story. “One part mystery and two parts psychological thriller” (School Library Journal), We’ll Never Be Apart is “a killer debut” (Adele Griffin, National Book Award finalist). “Realistic characters make good use of a gothic setting that will attract anyone with a taste for the edge.” —Kirkus Reviews

Empress of All Seasons

Empress of All Seasons
Author by: Emiko Jean
Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 385
ISBN: 9781328530615
Language: en
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Winter 2018–2019 Kids’ Indie Next List In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems. Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yokai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren't hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yokai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yokai outcast. Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro, and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku in this beautifully written, edge-of-your-seat YA fantasy.

Enrique s Journey

Enrique s Journey
Author by: Sonia Nazario
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 291
ISBN: 1921215038
Language: un
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Recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship to reach his mother in the United States. An epic journey that thousands of immigrant children make every year.

Who s Irish

Who s Irish
Author by: Gish Jen
Release: 2012-08-29
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307826541
Language: en
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The stories in Who's Irish? show us the children of immigrants looking wonderingly at their parents' efforts to assimilate, while the older generation asks how so much selfless hard work on their part can have yielded them offspring who'd sooner drop out of life than succeed at it. With dazzling wit and compassion, Gish Jen—author of the acclaimed novels Typical American and Mona in the Promised Land—looks at ambition and compromise at century's end and finds that much of the action is as familiar—and as strange—as the things we know to be most deeply true about ourselves.

American Dirt

American Dirt
Author by: Jeanine Cummins
Release: 2021-02-18
Editor: Tinder Press
Pages: 480
ISBN: 1472261402
Language: en
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'Breathtaking... I haven't been so entirely consumed by a book for years' Telegraph 'I couldn't put it down. I'll never stop thinking about it' Ann Patchett An extraordinary story of the lengths a mother will go to to save her son, AMERICAN DIRT has sold over a million copies worldwide. It's time to read what you've been missing. Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico, and is married to a fearless journalist. Luca, their eight-year-old son, completes the picture. But it only takes a bullet to rip them apart. In a city in the grip of a drug cartel, friends become enemies overnight, and Lydia has no choice but to flee with Luca at her side. North for the border... whatever it takes to stay alive. The journey is dangerous - not only for them, but for those they encounter along the way. Who can be trusted? And what sacrifices is Lydia prepared to make.

Enrique s Journey

Enrique s Journey
Author by: Sonia Nazario
Release: 2014-09-19
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1484434412
Language: un
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Sixteen-year-old Enrique embarks on a journey to find his mother, who eleven years earlier had illegally entered the United States hoping to find work and make enough money to send home to her starving family in Honduras.

La frontera

La frontera
Author by: Deborah Mills (Architect),Alfredo Alva
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1782856234
Language: es
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Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed
Author by: John Washington
Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Verso Books
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781788734752
Language: en
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The first comprehensive, in-depth book on the Trump administration’s assault on asylum protections Arnovis couldn’t stay in El Salvador. If he didn’t leave, a local gangster promised that his family would dress in mourning—that he would wake up with flies in his mouth. “It was like a bomb exploded in my life,” Arnovis said. The Dispossessed tells the story of a twenty-four-year-old Salvadoran man, Arnovis, whose family’s search for safety shows how the United States—in concert with other Western nations—has gutted asylum protections for the world’s most vulnerable. Crisscrossing the border and Central America, John Washington traces one man’s quest for asylum. Arnovis is separated from his daughter by US Border Patrol agents and struggles to find security after being repeatedly deported to a gang-ruled community in El Salvador, traumatic experiences relayed by Washington with vivid intensity. Adding historical, literary, and current political context to the discussion of migration today, Washington tells the history of asylum law and practice through ages to the present day. Packed with information and reflection, The Dispossessed is more than a human portrait of those who cross borders—it is an urgent and persuasive case for sharing the country we call home.

Grumpycorn

Grumpycorn
Author by: Sarah McIntyre
Release: 2019-09-05
Editor: Scholastic
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780702300646
Language: en
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Oh, what a Grumpycorn! A must-have unicorn picture book treat from the bestselling, award-winning Sarah McIntyre. Unicorn wants to write the most fabulous story in the world. He has a fancy notebook. A special fluffy pen. He has everything just perfect. But Unicorn has NO IDEA what to write! When his friends try to join in, will Unicorn turn into a ... GRUMPYCORN? A funny and feisty picture book celebrating teamwork, friendship and the joys of storytelling.

Enrique s Journey The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother young Adult

Enrique s Journey  The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother young Adult
Author by: Sonia Nazario
Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: Perfection Learning
Pages: 273
ISBN: 1680650165
Language: un
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Adapted for young people, this edition of "Enrique s Journey" is written by Sonia Nazario and based on the adult book of the same name. It is the true story of Enrique, a teenager from Honduras, who sets out on a journey, braving hardship and peril, to find his mother, who had no choice but to leave him when he was a child and go to the United States in search of work. Enrique s story will bring to light the daily struggles of migrants, legal and otherwise, and the complicated choices they face simply trying to survive and provide for the basic needs of their families. The issues seamlessly interwoven into this gripping nonfiction work for young people are perfect for common core discussion." Includes an 8-page photo insert, as well as an epilogue that describes what has happened to Enrique and his family since the adult edition was published." A heartwrenching account. Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented. A must read."--"Kirkus Reviews," Starred "Nazario's straightforward . . . journalistic writing style largely serves the complex, sprawling story effectively. A valuable addition to young adult collections." "School Library Journal " "This powerfully written survival story personalizes the complicated, pervasive, and heart-wrenching debates about immigration and immigrants' rights and will certainly spark discussion in the classroom and at home." "Booklist "An NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People A "Kirkus Reviews" Best Teen Book of the Year A Junior Library Guild Selection"

Essential Stories

Essential Stories
Author by: V. S. Pritchett
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Modern Library
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307430946
Language: en
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Introduction by JEREMY TREGLOWN “In his daily walks through London,” notes Jeremy Treglown in his Introduction to this collection, “Pritchett watched and listened to people as a naturalist observes wild creatures and birds. He knew that oddity is the norm, not the exception.” This finely attuned sense, coupled with an understanding that nothing in life is mundane, is what makes these stories so immensely enjoyable. Drawing on a vast treasure chest of writings, Treglown has selected sixteen of Pritchett’s gems, including “A Serious Question,” which makes its debut in book form here. Featuring some of the best work from a long career, this new compilation of Pritchett’s brilliantly compact stories illuminates his legendary skills.

Strong Like Water

Strong Like Water
Author by: Laila Tarraf
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: She Writes Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781647420239
Language: en
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Laila Tarraf was the Chief People Officer for Peet’s Coffee and Tea, the iconic Berkeley coffee roaster that launched the craft coffee movement in America, but she had a secret: she was failing in the most important relationships in her life. Yes, she was a strong and effective business leader, the successful daughter of immigrants, and the mother of a toddler; but she was also disconnected from her own feelings and had little patience for the feelings of others. All that changed when life handed her a trifecta of losses: her husband died of an accidental drug overdose, and her parents' deaths followed in quick succession. Laila had spent her life leading from the head, convinced that any display of vulnerability would make her soft. What she didn’t expect was that soft would turn out to be strong. As she reconnected to her heart, one painful step at a time, something remarkable happened: she became a better leader, a better mother, and a better person. Her heart turned out to be the true source of her power, at home and at work. This is a book about healing, about waking up, about learning who you are—who you really, truly are at the core—and reclaiming and embracing all the pieces of yourself you long ago abandoned in the name of survival. Women longing for balance will discover a path to infusing our leadership and relationships with love, compassion, and authenticity.

The Beast

The Beast
Author by: Óscar Martínez
Release: 2014
Editor: Verso Trade
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9781781682975
Language: en
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An El Salvadoran investigative journalist for the Latin American gang violence project, El Faro, documents the recent abduction of 300 migrant workers from the border towns between Mexico and Arizona and how their disappearances reflect the increasing dangers facing migrants.

Never Caught the Story of Ona Judge

Never Caught  the Story of Ona Judge
Author by: Erica Armstrong Dunbar,Kathleen Van Cleve
Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Aladdin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781534416185
Language: en
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“A brilliant work of US history.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Gripping.” —BCCB (starred review) “Accessible…Necessary.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave, who risked everything for a better life—now available as a young reader’s edition! In this incredible narrative, Erica Armstrong Dunbar reveals a fascinating and heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons when they were the First Family—and an in-depth look at their slave, Ona Judge, who dared to escape from one of the nation’s Founding Fathers. Born into a life of slavery, Ona Judge eventually grew up to be George and Martha Washington’s “favored” dower slave. When she was told that she was going to be given as a wedding gift to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Ona made the bold and brave decision to flee to the north, where she would be a fugitive. From her childhood, to her time with the Washingtons and living in the slave quarters, to her escape to New Hampshire, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, along with Kathleen Van Cleve, shares an intimate glimpse into the life of a little-known, but powerful figure in history, and her brave journey as she fled the most powerful couple in the country.

Dangerous to Hold

Dangerous to Hold
Author by: Elizabeth Thornton
Release: 2009-10-14
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307419682
Language: en
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“Once again, Elizabeth Thornton has taken the perfect ingredients—tight plotting, strong conflict, and smooth characters, and sewn them into a seamless romp!”—Literary Times Searching for his missing wife but finding instead her look-alike, fiery-tempered Catherine Courtnay, Marcus Lytton, the Earl of Wrotham, asks Catherine Courtnay to pose as his wife in order to help his investigation. “A major, major talent . . . a genre superstar.”—Rave Reviews