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September 2009

Well read

Remember reading a really great book in college that you couldn't wait to talk about? Now you have a chance to experience that again with the all-campus read of “Enrique's Journey.”

The book's premise: 16-year-old Enrique, desperate for the mother who has gone to America to earn money for his care, sets off alone from the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, with little more than a slip of paper bearing his motherís North Carolina telephone number. Without money, he makes the dangerous and illegal trek up the length of Mexico by clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains.

Nazario, a 20-year journalism veteran who writes for the L.A. Times, won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for her series about Enrique.

She will speak to UNCG students, faculty and staff Monday, Nov. 16, from 1-3 p.m. in Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center. You are invited to attend a later session from 7-9 p.m. in the Sullivan Science Building Auditorium. This session is free and open to all.

Book signings will follow both presentations. Copies of “Enrique's Journey” will be available in the UNCG Bookstore or you can purchase a copy online.

So grab a copy of the book and join in the discussion. Be a student all over again.









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