They navigate by word of mouth or by the arc of the sun.
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. as harrowing as it is heartbreaking.”—People (four stars) “Stunning . One is old enough to re-member his mother’s face, another her laugh, her favorite shade of lipstick, how her dress felt as she stood at the stove patting tortillas. Enrique’s Journey is among the best border books yet written.”—The Washington Post Book World“An amazing tale .
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. It’s about home.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] searing report from the immigration frontlines . Many, including Enrique, begin to idealize their mothers.
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She goes door to door, selling tortillas, used clothes, and plantains. He and Belky are not likely to finish grade school. She will be gone for one year—less, with luck—or she will bring her children to be with her. If she watches over Belky, she will get a set of gold fingernails from el Norte. He will remember only one thing that she says to him: “Don’t forget to go to church this afternoon.”It is January 29, 1989. Roughly two thirds of them will make it past the U. A priest at a Texas shelter says they often bring pictures of themselves in their mothers’ arms.
Lourdes loves him so much she cannot bring herself to say a word. Lourdes, twenty-four, scrubs other people’s laundry in a muddy river. On television, she saw New York City’s spectacular skyline, Las Vegas’s shimmering lights, Disneyland’s magic castle. She will go to the United States and make money and send it home. Virtually unnoticed,he will become one of an estimated 48,000 children who enter the United States from Central America and Mexico each year,illegally and without either of their parents. Some children say they need to find out whether their mothers still love them. He had asked everyone,“How do I get to San Francisco? Some were babies when their mothers left; they know them only by pictures sent home. Nazario’s impressive piece of reporting [turns] the current immigration controversy from a political story into a personal one.”—Entertainment Weekly “Gripping and harrowing . He had been guided only by his cunning and the single thing he knew about her: where she lived. Finding them is easy with our totally FREE Guatemala dating service.Sign up today to browse the FREE personal ads of available Guatemala singles, and hook up online using our completely free Guatemala online dating service! 100% Free Online Dating for Guatemala Singles at Mingle2