Young Adult Version

coverEnrique’s Journey for young adults has been adapted and updated and is aimed at middle school students and reluctant readers in high schools. There is a teaching guide available for this version, geared to the new nationwide Common Core Standards in schools, available here.

It was also honored by Kirkus, one of the nation’s most prominent book review magazines, in December 2013, as one of its top teen non-fiction books, an honor given to only three other titles, and it has been picked as a 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People [sponsored by the Children’s Book Council and the National Council for the Social Studies].

The book was published in Spanish in July 2015. 




small OPED Photo_Page_1 Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured on the cover of the New York Times Sunday Review 8/14/16. It’s good news! The piece shows how US violence prevention and intervention programs are helping Honduras, the country Enrique came from, reduce homicides. These programs have helped Honduras but also the U.S. by reducing the number of children fleeing these neighborhoods to migrate north.
Instead of the usual programs the U.S. funds, which focus on suppression, we should replicate these programs elsewhere in central america. If you are moved by the story of Pastor Daniel Pacheco, who puts himself in the line of fire to bring peace to the neighborhood I write about, please donate whatever you can HERE :

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