Educators & Students

More than 90 universities have adopted Enrique’s Journey as their freshman or all-campus read. Many high schools (even entire districts! New York City, for example) have also added the book to their curricula. And now middle schools are adopting the young adult version of Enrique’s Journey as part of their common reads.

Sharon Harris, English Teacher at Warren Township High School, said of using Enrique’s Journey, “… the first year I taught EJ, I taught grammar with a workbook and embedded grammar lessons within the EJ unit. Students would hide their EJ books beneath their grammar books … Students were ‘sneaking’ their EJ books in class! Ever since then, every class of students has enjoyed EJ just as much. EJ is powerful, informative, moving, and teachable.”

Sonia was the opening keynote at the 2014 National Council of Teachers of English National Convention in Washington, D.C. She spoke about the power of stories. She is often brought into educator training sessions to talk about how to inspire refugees to tell their personal story.

September 2012: Mesa Vista High School journalism students from Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, traveled 1.5 hours one way to Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado to ask Sonia Nazario a lot of good questions.

September 2012: Mesa Vista High School journalism students from Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, traveled 1.5 hours one way to Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado to ask Sonia Nazario a lot of good questions.

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Enrique’s Journey has received praise from students, staff and faculty. There seems to be a lot of support which induces great collaborations. I believe it was a great choice for the Common Reader program.”
—  Sam Houston State University in Texas Student Success Initiative Program Coordinator Falasha Spruiell

 


Updates

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Click here to read Sonia’s two-part blog for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) about how storytelling can change entrenched views, even on the most polarizing issues.


Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured in the LA Times on April 23, 2017. Sonia walks readers through the investments the U.S. can and should make not only to reduce unlawful migration, but get at the heart of why most people are now coming to the U.S. illegally. Drawing from her time researching what is pushing people out of central america, as well as U.S. funded violence prevention programs that are beginning to counteract that violence in places like San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sonia shares her convictions as to how to best help, not only the citizens of this region, but U.S. taxpayers who need immigration policies that actually work to reduce the flow of migrants.

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Sonia Nazario speaks at universities, conferences, high schools, and other events.

Email her at: sonia.l.nazario@gmail.com