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La Travesia de Enrique: La Arriesgada Odisea de Un Nino En Busca de Su Madre (Spanish) Paperback – 21 Feb 2006

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  • Paperback: 323 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Trade; Tra edition (21 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0812975804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812975802
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,188,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Magnifico . . . "La Travesia de Enrique" es una historia de amor, de familia, de hogares.""--The Washington Post Book World"
"Un informe lacerante escrito desde las lineas de avanzada de la inmigracion . . . angustioso y conmovedor."--"People" (cuatro estrellas)
"Extraordinaria . . . aunque solo sea como historia de aventuras, vale la pena leer "La travesia de Enrique" . . . Con su impresionante trabajo periodistico, Nazario logra que el problema de la inmigracion deje de ser una cuestion politica para volverse una historia personal."--"Entertainment Weekly"
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"Cautivante y desgarradora . . . una historia que clamaba que alguien la contara."--"The Christian Science Monitor"
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"Una verdadera hazana periodistica. [Sonia Nazario] es increiblemente minuciosa e intrepida."--"Newsday"

"MagnIfico . . . "La TravesIa de Enrique" es una historia de amor, de familia, de hogares.""--The Washington Post Book World"
"Un informe lacerante escrito desde las lIneas de avanzada de la inmigraciOn . . . angustioso y conmovedor."--"People" (cuatro estrellas)
"Extraordinaria . . . aunque solo sea como historia de aventuras, vale la pena leer "La travesIa de Enrique" . . . Con su impresionante trabajo periodIstico, Nazario logra que el problema de la inmigraciOn deje de ser una cuestiOn polItica para volverse una historia personal."--"Entertainment Weekly"
" "
"Cautivante y desgarradora . . . una historia que clamaba que alguien la contara."--"The Christian Science Monitor"
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"Una verdadera hazaNa periodIstica. [Sonia Nazario] es increIblemente minuciosa e intrEpida."--"Newsday"

Magnifico . . . "La Travesia de Enrique" es una historia de amor, de familia, de hogares ." The Washington Post Book World"
Un informe lacerante escrito desde las lineas de avanzada de la inmigracion . . . angustioso y conmovedor . "People" (cuatro estrellas)
Extraordinaria . . . aunque solo sea como historia de aventuras, vale la pena leer "La travesia de Enrique" . . . Con su impresionante trabajo periodistico, Nazario logra que el problema de la inmigracion deje de ser una cuestion politica para volverse una historia personal . "Entertainment Weekly"
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Cautivante y desgarradora . . . una historia que clamaba que alguien la contara . "The Christian Science Monitor"
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Una verdadera hazana periodistica. [Sonia Nazario] es increiblemente minuciosa e intrepida . "Newsday""

About the Author

Sonia Nazario tiene mas de veinte anos de experiencia como periodista especializada en cuestiones sociales, y su puesto mas reciente fue como reportera de proyectos para "Los Angeles Times." Sus reportajes y sus libros han ganado numerosos premios al abordar los temas mas espinosos que aquejan al pais, como el hambre, la drogadiccion y la inmigracion.
En 2003, su reportaje "La travesia de Enrique, " la historia de un nino hondureno que lucha por reencontrarse con su madre, gano mas de doce premios, entre ellos el Premio Pulitzer al mejor reportaje de divulgacion, el premio George Polk al mejor reportaje internacional, el premio Robert F. Kennedy al periodismo (Grand Prize) y el premio a la excelencia Guillermo Martinez-Marquez otorgado por la Asociacion Nacional de Periodistas Hispanos.
En 1998, Nazario fue finalista del premio Pulitzer por una serie de articulos sobre hijos de padres drogadictos. En 1994, gano el premio George Polk al mejor reportaje local por una serie de articulos sobre el hambre en ninos en edad escolar de California.
Criada en Kansas y en la Argentina, Nazario ha escrito extensamente desde Latinoamerica y sobre los latinos en los Estados Unidos. "Hispanic Business Magazine" la incluyo en su lista de latinos mas influyentes, y "Hispanic Magazine" la nombro "Trendsetter" . En 2012, "Columbia Journalism Review" la incluyo en su lista de 40 mujeres que cambiaron el negocio de los medios en los ultimos 40 anos .
Empezo su carrera en el "Wall Street Journal, " desempenandose en cuatro oficinas: Nueva York, Atlanta, Miami y Los Angeles. En 1993 se unio a "Los Angeles Times." Es graduada del Williams College y tiene una maestria en estudios latinoamericanos de la Universidad de California, Berkeley."

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Probably one of the best books I've ever read. Been to Mexico and South America a few times and believe me that this book will make your trip even more interesting.. Shocking, but real, the descriptions seem very accurate of sad, but real lives.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x90a0d63c) out of 5 stars 21 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x904d71d4) out of 5 stars Balanced humanistic analysis of illegal immigration 19 Oct. 2007
By Gill Doyle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I recommend Ms. Nazario's book both as a balanced analysis of the problems associated with illegal immigration to the U.S. and as a very approachable read for students of the Spanish language. I can't comment on the quality of the translation since I haven't read the English-language original. However, the Spanish is straight-forward, and the narrative is almost entirely in the present tense. I felt that the book helped expand my Spanish vocabulary, and I would think that it would make a relevant and very useful text for teachers of intermediate Spanish in the U.S.

Ms. Nazario attempts to humanize the illegal immigrants that we hear about every day in the news. She focuses on immigrants from Central America whose journey to the U.S. is often a harrowing one. She describes that journey in great detail. More interesting still (to me) was her account of the family problems and conflicts that arise when a mother leaves her children in search of better pay abroad. While the mother believes that the money she sends home will improve the lives of the children she left behind, the children themselves often feel abandoned, unloved, and resentful. I had expected that Ms. Nazario would exploit the emotions aroused in the reader -- our sympathy for the hardships experienced by these immigrants -- and argue that their suffering entitles them to residence in the U.S. (despite their illegal entry.) To my surprise, she concludes that illegal immigration serves neither their interests in all cases nor those of U.S. workers (particularly the unskilled) and U.S. taxpayers. A realistic analysis. She recommends that the U.S. do what it can to help improve economic conditions in the countries from which these immigrants come.

I've put my money where my mouth is and sent copies of this book to my mother and sisters, who all live in areas of the U.S. affected by illegal immigration.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x904d7228) out of 5 stars Muy buen libro para reflexionar. 24 May 2006
By M. Solis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Hace poco adquiri este libro y tengo que ser honesta desde que lo empeze a leer no queria parar, me llama tanto la atencion de todo lo que pasan estas personas con tal de conseguir un sueno.

Ojala y este libro lo pudieran leer cada presidente de centroamerica para que se pusieran la mano en la conciencia,pero claro estan demasiado ocupadas en sus campanas politicas.

Se los recomiendo para toda la familia muchos de nosotros nos quejamos por las largas esperas en los aeropuertos o por los tramites de aduana eso no es nada comparado a lo que pasan estas personas.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x904d7660) out of 5 stars Un libro necesario para la comunidad de habla espanol 21 Mar. 2006
By David - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Una historia triste, real, y movedora. EN LA TRAVESIA DE ENRIQUE Todos podemos encontrar un hilo a nuestra vidas, nuestra experiencias.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x904d7a2c) out of 5 stars An exceptional novel- 9 Sept. 2006
By Marianopolita2005 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After reading this book I completely agree with the crowd. La travesia de Enrique is an interesting read especially if you are interested in knowing the details about what children and adults experience in their journey to the USA from Central America in hopes for a better life and future. The author is a journalist and experienced the journey first hand herself, a daring experience that she wanted to endure in order to make writing the book very accurate.

I personally had no knowledge of what these illegals experience in their journey and once they reach the USA more difficulty arises to find jobs due to their status and inability to speak English. I was also glad that Sonia Nazario focused on what happens to the children who are left behind by their parents and the vicious cycle that perpetuates among these families once they reach the USA and in their country of origin.

The book certainly enables me to think differently about the status and rights of illegals in the USA and border control issues.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x904d7b10) out of 5 stars Excellent story, insightful. Can do better with the translation 9 Jan. 2007
By Lizzy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This true story is an eye opener to the reality of what imigrants face and risk to set foot in the US. Makes us (those who live legally and are born in US) appreciate the opportunities we have. The vivid accounts of the atrocities these poor people go through makes you wonder where the value of human life lies. I recommend you read it in english, as the translation to spanish was not that great.
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