The Glenbard Parent Series: GPS Navigating Healthy Families has chosen Enrique's Journey as its 2017 Community Read and will host the book's author Sonia Nazario on Wednesday, Aug 23 at 7:00pm at Glenbard East, 1014 S Main Street, Lombard, 60148.
Enrique's Journey chronicles a Honduran's child perilous odyssey in the search for his mother and the desperate struggles of a family torn apart, while yearning to unite and to heal deep wounds. There is a Spanish, Young Adult and Adult version of the book. First published as a series in the Los Angeles Times where it won a Pulitzer Prize, Enrique’s Journey was later expanded into a book which became a national best seller that is now required reading at hundreds of high schools and colleges across the country.
Author Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist whose stories have tackled some of this country’s most intractable problems and have earned her many prestigious journalism and humanitarian awards. She is a passionate and dynamic speaker on immigration, racial discrimination, U.S. foreign policy, hunger, addiction and other social issues.
The Glenbard Parent Series/Spanish will also host a GPS Picnic on Aug. 23 at 6:00p.m. in the cafeteria at Glenbard East. Julian Lazalde of the Latino Policy Forum will present a program in Spanish entitled Navigating the Educational System. Participants will gain knowledge about post -secondary options, how toaccess resources and how to effectively partner with educators for their child's success.
Following the picnic all are encouraged to join Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario at 7:00pm in the East auditorium. Nazario will address the public in English in remarks about her best seller Enrique's Journey. Students and community members are invited to join with us when we welcome author Sonia Nazario to the GPS to Glenbard East on Aug 23 at 7:00pm. All GPS events are free and CPDU's are available.
Additional support for this special event comes from the Carol Stream, Glenside, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Bloomingdale, Addison Naperville, Downers Grove, and Wheaton Public Library.