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Book: Enrique's Journey...

Enrique’s mother, Lourdes, left him in Honduras when he was five years old because she could barely afford to feed him and his sister, much less send them to school. Her plan was to sneak into the U.S. for a few years, work hard, send and save money, then move back to Honduras to be with her children. But 12 years later, she was still in the U.S. and wiring money home. That’s when Enrique became one of the thousands of children and teens who try to enter the U.S. illegally each year. Riding on the tops of freight trains through Mexico, these young migrants are preyed upon by gangsters and corrupt government officials.

Named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald and San Antonio Express-News.