The Latest Interviews and Announcements
Enrique's Journey for young adults honored
Enrique's Journey adapted for young adults was picked for the 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People [sponsored by the Children's Book Council and the National Council for the Social Studies].
Urging the U.S. to Provide Immigrant Children with Representation
Here is a great piece that aired on Fusion TV yesterday in which I call on the U.S. to provide government-funded attorneys so that no immigrant child faces going to court alone.
Enrique's Journey a Top Teen Non-Fiction Novel
Exciting news: Kirkus, among the nation’s most prominent book review magazines, just named Enrique’s Journey adapted for young adults one of its top teen non-fiction books. Only three other titles were selected.
Sonia Nazario spoke at various places in Atlanta, GA recently, including Emory University. She had a great time meeting and talking with students while there.
Sonia Nazario poses with Emory University Journalism and Latino American Assn. students
Sonia Nazario at the CNN World Headquarters
Sonia Nazario signs books for students at Norcross High School
Kids Risk It All to Find Moms in U.S.
Helena Oliviero recently interviewed Sonia Nazario for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Enrique's Journey was featured on the New York Times' learning blog Text to Text, a resource for teachers who want to compare literary works with other similarly themed content.
My Take on Immigration in the New York Times
Teaching Guide Geared To New Common Core Teaching Standards Issued forYoung Adult Version of Enrique's Journey
Random House has issued this wonderful teaching guide, with discussion questions and activities, geared to helping teachers use Enrique's Journey in conjunction with the nation's new Common Core Standards for teaching. The book, completely revised to be used in the seventh grade on up in middle school and with reluctant readers in high school, was published Aug. 27, 2013. It will be issued in Spanish next year.
Why the United Nations Should View Migration More as an International Development Issue
In June I addressed the United Nations and spoke about the shift that is needed in our approach toward migration issues. The UN Chronicle has just published a piece I wrote that explains what these issues are and how they affect migrants coming to the U.S.
The UN will meet October 3 & 4 in a high level meeting to discuss how to better address global migration.
Eleven Cities Have Adopted Enrique's Journey As a Community Read!
The list grows longer: Watsonville, California chooses Enrique's Journey as its 2013-2014 On The Same Page read.So far, eleven cities, from Denver to San Diego, have adopted the book as their community read.
Listen to Sonia Nazario on KPCC's Take Two, where she discusses a recent train derailment in Mexico and talks about the dangers migrants face traveling on top of trains to get to the U.S.
Another One City Read: Davis, California picks Enrique's Journey as its 2013 Davis Reads.
Enrique’s Journey for young people, to be released next month, has received a coveted starred review from Kirkus Reviews. The review says my narrative “Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented—a must-read.” Readers, it says, will not want to miss the updated Epilogue, which “allows readers who are moved by Enrique to follow the family’s tragedies and triumphs since the book’s original publication; the journey does not end upon reaching the United States.” The new edition is for middle schoolers and reluctant readers.
Read the review on the Kirkus Reviews website
Sonia Nazario addressed the United Nations at its Panel Discussion on International Migration and Development on June 25th. She spoke about how to better manage global migration. The meeting was designed to prepare UN delegates for a session in October where the UN hopes to make immigration policy decisions.
Photo by David Ebershoff
UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
Sonia Nazario giving the keynote speech on April 26, 2013 at Harvard University's "Crossing Borders: Immigration and Gender in the Americas" conference.
Sonia Nazario had an Op-Ed published in the New York Times addressing the critical need for greater legal representation for immigrant children who come to the United States alone.
Victoria Kennedy introduces Sonia Nazario as keynote speaker for the April 2013 Gala Dinner for KIND
Sonia and KIND ring the NASDAQ closing bell in New York's Time Square
Randomhouse has released the cover for the young adult version of Enrique's Journey. Publication date: August 27, 2013!
Here is Eric Altman's public service announcement teasing Denverites to read Enrique's Journey
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