Sonia-Nzario-posterLane Community College
Building 17
(Forum) Rooms 308-309
4000 E. 30th Ave.
Eugene, OR

Lane Community College hosts a lecture by Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Enrique’s Journey, the story of a young boy’s journey from Central America to the United States to reunite with his mother after 11 years of separation. Ms. Nazario will be speaking at LCC on the evening of December 2, 2014. Her talk will be followed by a book signing.

This event is being sponsored in part by an OEIB grant in collaboration with Lane Community College, Mecha de Lane, and the Springfield School District via the Puertas Abiertas Leadership Academy (ROP program). This event serves as a new effort by the Puertas Abiertas Leadership Academy and MEChA de Lane to promote educational opportunities for Latino middle school students in Lane county. Ms. Nazrio’s talk at LCC will be preceded by a conversation with Lane and Springfield School District students during the day.

This timely topic dealing with the issues of immigration, exploitation and child abuse is part of larger narrative on the challenges faced by Latino/Latina communities in Oregon and beyond.

Nazario_bookcoverAbout the book:

  • National Bestseller
  • Named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, and San Antonio Express-News
  • Among the most chosen books as a freshman or common read: 71 Universities, 12 cities and scores of high schools nationwide have adopted Enrique’s Journey as a their freshman or common read. Middle schools are now adopting a version adapted for young readers as their common read.
  • Published in August 2013: A new version of Enrique’s Journey  ADAPTED FOR YOUNG READERS in the 7th grade on up and for reluctant readers in high school and geared to the new common core standards in schools
  • Published in February 2014: A REVISED AND UPDATED Enrique’s Journey, with a new epilogue and photos
  • Published in eight languages
  • Enrique’s Journey was chosen the second most likely book for universities to assign their freshman to read for fall 2010.