“Enrique’s Journey” Author To Speak At Public Library

Mar. 4, 2014 / By

Author and columnist Sonia Nazario will be at  the Long Beach Public Library’s Main Library auditorium on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00PM as she discusses her best-selling book ‘Enrique’s Journey.’  Based on a Pulitzer prize-winning series of articles in the Los Angeles Times in 2002, Nazario 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.

This event is free and open to the public and has been made possible through the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library’s Blanche Collins Forum.

About the Author
Sonia Nazario has spent more than 20 years reporting and writing about social issues, most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She has won numerous national journalism and book awards tackling some of this country’s most intractable problems: hunger, drug addiction, and immigration.

In 2003, her story of a Honduran boy’s struggle to find his mother in the U.S., entitled “Enrique’s Journey,” won more than a dozen awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, the George Polk Award for International Reporting, the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the National Assn. of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award for Overall Excellence.

Expanded into a book, Enrique’s Journey became a national bestseller, won three book awards, and became required reading for incoming freshman at 62 colleges and scores of high schools across the U.S.

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