One Book, One Community Visit from author Sonia Nazario

August 29, 2016 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
RCAH Theater
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

At 9 a.m. on Monday, August 29, at Breslin Student Events Center, featured OBOC author Sonia Nazario will be addressing the incoming MSU freshman class about the One Book One Community selection for 2016, Enrique's Journey.

From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sonia Nazario will meet in the RCAH Theater with the RCAH's students, faculty, and staff for a discussion of Enrique's Journey and a Q&A session.

Attendance at the event in the RCAH Theater is required for incoming RCAH students.

About the Author

Nazario has reported and written for 25 years about social justice issues, first at The Wall Street Journal and later at the Los Angeles Times. Along with her Pulitzer Prize, Nazario’s reporting on situations ranging from drug addiction to hunger and immigration has won her numerous prestigious awards and wide professional recognition. She describes herself as a truth teller who “talks for people who can’t talk for themselves.”

About the Book

The power of Enrique’s Journey is its singular look at the personal experience of one boy, who sets out alone from Honduras to find his mother in the United States. Enrique’s mother left him with relatives as a small child and, as he grows up, all he knows of her is sporadic phone calls and money sent home for food and clothes. With the desperate hope of finding her, Enrique embarks on a harrowing, 2,000-mile journey on the dangerous rooftops of the freight trains speeding north toward the U.S. He makes 11 attempts to reach the U.S. before he is successful, but, as with many migrants, when he arrives, a new struggle begins – the struggle to adapt to life in a foreign land.

Visit the One Book One Community site for additional information.

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