Enrique's Journey

Enrique's Journey
The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother

by Sonia Nazario

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2007-01-02
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1588366022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation)
The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother

by Sonia Nazario

  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2013-08-27
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0307983153
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this bestselling true story, one Honduran boy goes in search of his mother, who left to find work in the United States ten years ago—when he was just seven years old. This is the true and heartbreaking story of sixteen-year-old Enrique, who sets off on a journey alone to find his mother, who he has not seen for eleven years, not since she left her starving family and illegally entered the United States, hoping to make enough money to send home to Honduras. With little more in his pocket than a slip of paper bearing his mother’s phone number, Enrique embarks on a treacherous odyssey, traveling by clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains. Even when confronted by bandits, thugs, and corrupt cops, he is determined to complete his journey, often buoyed by the kindness of strangers or simply by luck finding water or food. In the face of this hostile world, Enrique’s love for his mother and his desire to be reunited with her endure and triumph. Enrique’s journey tells the larger story of undocumented Latin American migrants in the United States. His is an inspiring and timeless tale about the meaning of family and fortitude that brings to light the daily struggles of migrants, legal and otherwise, and the complicated choices they face. The issues seamlessly interwoven into this gripping nonfiction work for young people, based on the adult phenomenon Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother and the Pulitzer Price-winning Los Angeles Times newspaper series that inspired it, are perfect for common core usage and for discussions of current events. 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. Praise for Enrique’s Journey “A heartwrenching account. Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented. A must read." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred "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

The Psy-Changeling eBook Collection

The Psy-Changeling eBook Collection
A Book

by Nalini Singh

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-10-20
  • Pages : 3000
  • ISBN : 0575129077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first ten PSY-CHANGELING books, collected into one bundle Contains ten fantastic novels: SLAVE TO SENSATION, VISIONS OF HEAT, CARESSED BY ICE, MINE TO POSSESS, HOSTAGE TO PLEASURE, BRANDED BY FIRE, BLAZE OF MEMORY, BONDS OF JUSTICE, PLAY OF PASSION and KISS OF SNOW

Early North America (eBook)

Early North America (eBook)
A Book

by Tim McNeese

  • Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
  • Release : 2002-09-01
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0787781940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a detailed and richly illustrated overview of the lives of the first Americans from their earliest migrations over the Bering land bridge to their initial encounters with European explorers. It traces the settlement of these early nomadic peoples across North America—the evolution of tools, the establishment of agriculture, and the rise of elaborate regional cultures. Styles of shelter, modes of travel and transport, and the prevalence of art and ornamentation suggest remarkable creativity and human ingenuity. Tribal beliefs, habits, practices, and unique structures of various tribal societies are discussed. The last third of the book documents European "discovery" of the New World, the often brutal rivalries among European colonizers, and the savage treatment of native peoples. Challenging review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Maps, tests, answer key, extensive bibliography, and bonus timeline are included.

Loyola of Los Angeles law review

Loyola of Los Angeles law review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Beast

The Beast
Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail

by Óscar Martínez

  • Publisher : Verso Trade
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 1781682976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Time Ship

The Time Ship
A Chrononautical Journey

by Enrique Gaspar

  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 2012-07-05
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 081957239X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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H. G. Wells wasn’t the only nineteenth-century writer to dream of a time machine. The Spanish playwright Enrique Gaspar published El anacronópete—“He who flies against time”—eight years before Wells’s influential work appeared. The novel begins at the 1878 Paris Exposition, where Dr. Don Sindulfo unveils his new invention—which looks like a giant sailing vessel. Soon the doctor embarks on a voyage back in time, accompanied by a motley crew of French prostitutes and Spanish soldiers. The purpose of his expedition is to track down the imprisoned wife of a third-century Chinese emperor, believed to possess the secret to immortality. A classic tale of obsession, high adventure, and star-crossed love, The Time Ship includes intricately drawn illustrations from the original 1887 edition, and a critical introduction that argues persuasively for The Time Ship’s historical importance to science fiction and world literature.

Lake Overturn

Lake Overturn
A Novel

by Vestal McIntyre

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-07-13
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0062028499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eula, Idaho, is a cluster of steeples, oak trees, and boxlike homes sandwiched between golden fields and a wide-open sky. It freezes in the winter and bakes in the summer, but the air is so dry that neither extreme gets under your skin. It has never seen a battle, or an earthquake, or a Democrat in City Hall. Still, life in Eula is anything but simple. Lina and Connie are single mothers, neighbors in Eula's trailer park. Lina, the daughter of migrant Mexican farm workers, is trying to cope with her angry teenage son Jesús, newly returned after living with wealthy white foster parents. Connie, long abandoned, struggles with her literal reading of Old Testament laws against remarriage, especially when a handsome missionary visits her congregation. The women's younger sons, Enrique and Gene, are misfits whose mutual love of science offers stability and respite from schoolyard cruelties. Determined to win the statewide science fair, Enrique and Gene devise an experiment involving "lake overturn," a real scientific phenomenon in which deadly gases collect and eventually erupt from a lake's depths. In their quest to discover if Eula could suffer from such an event, the boys come into contact with an odd assortment of locals, including the frail-hearted school principal with grand ambitions, a rich but lonely lawyer who finds love outside his marriage just as his wife is succumbing to cancer, and a woman tortured by a past of abuse and addiction who decides to turn things around by offering herself as a surrogate mother. With sweeping perspective and a Victorian wealth of character, Lake Overturn exposes small-town America in all its beauty and treachery, sunshine and secrets.

An Illustrated Journey

An Illustrated Journey
Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

by Danny Gregory

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-02-28
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 144032025X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Features selections from the sketchbooks of forty artists, illustrators, and designers that capture their travels around the world in drawings and paintings.

Castaways

Castaways

by Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1993-09-23
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 0520070631
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This enthralling story of survival is the first major narrative of the exploration of North America by Europeans (1528-36). The author of Castaways (Naufragios), Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, was a fortune-seeking nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition to claim for Spain a vast area that includes today's Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. A shipwreck forced him and a handful of men to make the long westward journey on foot to meet up with Hernán Cortés. In order to survive, Cabeza de Vaca joined native peoples along the way, learning their languages and practices and serving them as a slave and later as a physician. When after eight years he finally reached the West, he was not recognized by his compatriots. In his writing Cabeza de Vaca displays great interest in the cultures of the native peoples he encountered on his odyssey. As he forged intimate bonds with some of them, sharing their brutal living conditions and curing their sick, he found himself on a voyage of self-discovery that was to make his reunion with his fellow Spaniards less joyful than expected. Cabeza de Vaca's gripping narrative is a trove of ethnographic information, with descriptions and interpretations of native cultures that make it a powerful precursor to modern anthropology. Frances M. López-Morillas's translation beautifully captures the sixteenth-century original. Based as it is on Enrique Pupo-Walker's definitive critical edition, it promises to become the authoritative English translation.

Barrio Side Hero

Barrio Side Hero
A Book

by Enrique S. Flores

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2019-01-25
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9781795159043
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book was published by Floricanto Press. www.FloricantoPress.com www.LatinoBooks.Net Barrio Side Hero narrates the life of the author climbing over, tunneling under, and going around a vast array of "walls," obstacles, and challenges, including racism, poverty, gang violence, and mental health struggles. Barrio Side Hero invites the reader walk in the chanclas on the deep and dystopian barrio experience, an adrenaline-rush ride, as well as witness and live through the valley of agony in the other side of the achievement gap and breaking the cycle of poverty. Barrio Side Hero, has a triple meaning, it represents the pride of "originating from" the Barrio Side; as well as standing with and being "for and on" the Barrio's Side; and last, it announces that a Hero has "emerged as a product" from the Barrio Side."I had a young lady in court today who read your book while in custody. She loved it. She hates to read books but loved your book. Have you thought of doing a writing class with the kids in Juvenile Hall or the Ranch?" -Juvenile Justice Judge"In this powerfully raw and unwaveringly honest memoir of the life of a young man, Flores captures his journey from the barrios of San Jose to Santa Clara University. Through these two worlds clashing and merging he underscores the power of family, community, and faith along the path to academic success. Barrio Side Hero is a memoir for those wanting to understand the lives of young Latino men who are sobresalientes yet have deep roots in their comunidad."-Ms. Fernández (University Professor) Enrique Flores comes from a working-class, low-income family. Flores' story of overcoming anger, gang violence and mentality is poignant and profound. He and his brother were stabbed as a result of gang violence. He grew up in East San Jose's "Story & King Rds. Neighborhood." He attended neighborhood schools and, with the help of Jesuit Priests, he received a scholarship to Bellarmine College Preparatory, and earned a B.S. and a M.A. from Santa Clara University. He returned to the neighborhood where he grew up devoting over twenty years to mentoring at-risk and high-risk youth.

Panglima Awang

Panglima Awang
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : ITBM
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9830686779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories
A Book

by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1999-07-15
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN : 0195130855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form. It covers the entire history of Latin American short fiction, from the colonial period to present.

The Law Professor's Handbook

The Law Professor's Handbook
A Practical Guide to Teaching Law

by Madeleine Schachter

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The Law Professor's Handbook: A Practical Guide to Teaching Law offers insights into designing courses, conducting classes, evaluating both faculty and students, and interacting with students."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

In the Midst of Winter

In the Midst of Winter
A Novel

by Isabel Allende

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-10-31
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1501183265
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times and worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil. In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia. Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende’s landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of “humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics” (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post). In the Midst of Winter will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Schott's Miscellany 2008

Schott's Miscellany 2008
An Almanac

by Ben Schott

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
  • Release : 2007-10-30
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781596913820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the modern age, where information is plentiful but selection and analysis elusive, Schott's Almanac presents a unique biography of the year: from Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's historic presidential runs to George Bush's continued infatuation with "the Google," from marriage and crime statistics to the incidence of shark bites worldwide, and from the Nobel Prize for Literature to the Bad Sex in Fiction award, Schott's Almanac distills information and opinions critically, giving readers an accurate biography of the year past. Practical, entertaining, and utterly compulsive, Schott's Almanac eschews endless lists and tiny type to present an elegantly designed and utterly compulsive selection of the year's events.

Dying to Cross

Dying to Cross
The Worst Immigrant Tragedy in American History

by Jorge Ramos

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-03-17
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0061741434
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On May 14, 2003, a familiar risk-filled journey, taken by hopeful Mexican immigrants attempting to illegally cross into the United States, took a tragic turn. Inside a sweltering truck abandoned in Texas, authorities found at least 74 people packed into a "human heap of desperation." After months of investigation, a 25-year-old Honduran-born woman named Karla Chavez was found responsible for leading the human trafficking cell that led to this grisly tragedy in which 19 people died. Through interviews with survivors who had the courage to share their stories and conversations with the victims' families, and in examining the political implications of the incident for both U.S. and Mexican immigration policies, Jorge Ramos tells the story of one of the most heartbreaking episodes of our nation's turbulent history of immigration.

Interchange

Interchange
A Quarterly Newsletter for and about International Cooperation with Cambodia, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jazz Improv

Jazz Improv
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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