Pulitzer-winning author Nazario to speak at UNO

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UNO chose "Enrique's Journey" as its Common Read book for the upcoming year. | File photo
Sonia Narazio, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who wrote “Enrique’s Journey,” is scheduled to speak at a University of New Orleans event on Sept. 20 at 5:30 pm.

This is a free event that is open to the public.

Nazario’s book is the true story of a 17-year-old boy’s dangerous journey from Honduras into the U.S. so that he can find his mother. UNO chose this nonfiction piece as its Common Read book for the upcoming year.

In 2002, the story was first published as a six-part series featured in the Los Angeles Times. In 2006, Random House published the articles, making it a best-selling book. The narrative has earned the Pulitzer Prize for photography and feature writing.

“Enrique’s Journey” is now one of the most widely read books in the U.S. on the topic of immigration. 

When Nazario visits UNO, she will give a speech about her book; her own story behind her book is interesting, as she rode atop trains and on buses to cover the story of Enrique and countless other young people from Mexico and Central America who were looking for their mothers.

The event will be held at the University Center Ballroom. There will be an author presentation, a reception, a Q&A, and a book signing.

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