A national bestseller in Spanish, this astonishing story, La Travesía de Enrique, puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States. Now a beloved classic, 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.
La Travesía de Enrique 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.
La Travesía de Enrique was updated in 2014 with a new Epilogue and Afterword, as well as new photos of Enrique and his family and bonus materials that help inform students or book clubs and their discussions.
The Young Adult version was published in Spanish in July 2015.