We're pleased to announce the 2015 book selection: Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario

2015 One Book, One Lakeville Event

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Lakeville Area Arts Center

Free tickets are required and available at, search Sonia Nazario.

Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, Enrique’s Journey puts a human face on the ongoing immigration reform debate in the U.S. This page-turner about the power of family is a popular classroom text and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussion about this vital topic. As Chilean author Isabel Allende writes: “This is a twenty-fistcentury Odyssey. If you are going to read only one nonfition book this year, it has
to be this one.

Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a 17-year-old Honduran boy looking for his mother eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to fid work in the U.S. 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 onward, relying on his wit,courage and hope and the kindness of strangers.

Over the past twenty years, Sonia Nazario has reported and written about some of this country’s most troublesome social issues including hunger, drug addiction and immigration. Nazario’s coverage of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S. won dozens of awards including the Pulitzer Prize before being expanded into the award winning Enrique’s Journey. This national bestseller has been chosen as a special read by 72 colleges and scores of high schools across the U.S., and 17 cities have selected this powerful story to read and discuss.Nazario has been named among the most infl uential Latinos by Hispanic Business Magazine and she has appeared before the U.S. Senate and the United Nations on the issue of migration.


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