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Enrique’s Journey: Context
Enrique’s Journey: Plot Summary
Enrique’s Journey: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Enrique’s Journey: Themes
Enrique’s Journey: Quotes
Enrique’s Journey: Characters
Enrique’s Journey: Symbols
Enrique’s Journey: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Sonia Nazario
Historical Context of Enrique’s Journey
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- Full Title: Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother
- When Written: 1997-2006
- Where Written: Honduras, the United States, Mexico
- When Published: 2006
- Genre: Non-fiction
- Setting: Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Chiapas, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Mexico City, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; Los Angeles, North Carolina, and Florida, United States
- Climax: The book climaxes when Enrique crosses the Rio Grande, enters the United States, and finally reunites with his mother in North Carolina. Because the book is non-fiction, there is not a specific moment that Nazario constructs which can count as the climax. Rather, it is a fast-paced account of the trials of a seventeen-year-old boy in search of his mother.
- Point of View: Nazario
Extra Credit for Enrique’s Journey
The real scoop. Enrique's Journey first appeared in the Los Angeles Times as a six-part series in 2002 with photographs by Don Bartletti.
Double Pulitzer. Both the author, Sonia Nazario, and the photographer, Don Bartletti received Pulitzer Prizes for their work on Enrique's Journey.