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  • Tuesday, September 04, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Presse Cafe in Petionville, Haiti

    Read to Resist! DA Reading Club Discussion

    This summer under the theme of immigration we are reading Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario which is a true story of a young Honduran boy's journey on his own to join his mother in the US.  See the review below.  

    We will meet to discuss the book on Tuesday, September 4th at 7pm at Presse Cafe in Petionville.  If you would like a copy, you can buy or loan the book online, or you can buy a physical copy from us (while they last) by emailing us at democratsabroadhaiti@gmail.com.

    Join us for a great conversation!  RSVP below.

    Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this is a timeless story of families torn apart. When Enrique was five, his mother, too poor to feed her children, left Honduras to work in the United States. The move allowed her to send money back home so Enrique could eat better and go to school past the third grade. She promised she would return quickly, but she struggled in America. Without her, he became lonely and troubled. After eleven years, he decided he would go find her. He set off alone, with little more than a slip of paper bearing his mother's North Carolina telephone number. Without money, he made the dangerous trek up the length of Mexico, clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains. He and other migrants, many of them children, are hunted like animals. To evade bandits and authorities, they must jump onto and off the moving boxcars they call the Train of Death. It is an epic journey, one thousands of children make each year to find their mothers in the United States.--From publisher description