Reading for Action

Engaging Youth in Social Justice through Young Adult Literature

Author: Ashley S. Boyd,Janine J. Darragh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475846681

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 218

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This book illuminates methods for drawing upon young adult literature to facilitate students’ social action.

Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation)

The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother

Author: Sonia Nazario

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307983153

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

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“A heartwrenching account. Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented. A must read."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Adapted for young people, this edition of Enrique’s Journey is written by Sonia Nazario and based on the adult book of the same name. It is the true story of Enrique, a teenager from Honduras, who sets out on a journey, braving hardship and peril, to find his mother, who had no choice but to leave him when he was a child and go to the United States in search of work. Enrique’s story will bring to light the daily struggles of migrants, legal and otherwise, and the complicated choices they face simply trying to survive and provide for the basic needs of their families. The issues seamlessly interwoven into this gripping nonfiction work for young people are perfect for common core discussion. Includes an 8-page photo insert as well as an epilogue that describes what has happened to Enrique and his family since the adult edition was published. Enrique's Journey is also available in a Spanish language edition, translated by Ana Ras. "Nazario's straightforward . . . journalistic writing style largely serves the complex, sprawling story effectively. A valuable addition to young adult collections."—School Library Journal "This powerfully written survival story personalizes the complicated, pervasive, and heart-wrenching debates about immigration and immigrants' rights and will certainly spark discussion in the classroom and at home."—Booklist An NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year A Junior Library Guild Selection From the Hardcover edition.

Enrique's Journey

The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother

Author: Sonia Nazario

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588366023

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, and more—the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject. Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers. As Isabel Allende writes: “This is a twenty-first-century Odyssey. If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year, it has to be this one.” Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “Magnificent . . . Enrique’s Journey is about love. It’s about family. It’s about home.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] searing report from the immigration frontlines . . . as harrowing as it is heartbreaking.”—People (four stars) “Stunning . . . As an adventure narrative alone, Enrique’s Journey is a worthy read. . . . Nazario’s impressive piece of reporting [turns] the current immigration controversy from a political story into a personal one.”—Entertainment Weekly “Gripping and harrowing . . . a story begging to be told.”—The Christian Science Monitor “[A] prodigious feat of reporting . . . [Sonia Nazario is] amazingly thorough and intrepid.”—Newsday From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last Journey of Enrique Granados

Author: David Walton


ISBN: 0956153623

Category: Art

Page: 144

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A survivor of the 1916 torpedo attack on a Cross channel ferry, Sussex, recognised Spanish composer Granados in a lifeboat, his wife in the water. Granados dived in to save her and perished. Subsequently, the Sussex incident became a pawn in the propaganda battle of WW1. Extensive research into family involvement in WW1 put Walton in possession of historical detail not generally known. He assisted American novelist John Milton to obtain background material for 'The Fallen Nightingale'. Walton subsequently wrote his own account of the composer's unhappy final journey.This is the truth behind the story. David Walton graduated in Modern Languages at University College, London, and undertook further studies at the University of Florence and at Trinity College of Music. He worked for some years as a Civil Servant, notably at the port of Folkestone, where he became very familiar with cross-Channel ferries between England and France. Book includes translations in Spanish and Catalan.

Barrio Side Hero

Author: Enrique S. Flores

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781795159043

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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This book was published by Floricanto Press. www.LatinoBooks.Net Barrio Side Hero narrates the life of the author climbing over, tunneling under, and going around a vast array of "walls," obstacles, and challenges, including racism, poverty, gang violence, and mental health struggles. Barrio Side Hero invites the reader walk in the chanclas on the deep and dystopian barrio experience, an adrenaline-rush ride, as well as witness and live through the valley of agony in the other side of the achievement gap and breaking the cycle of poverty. Barrio Side Hero, has a triple meaning, it represents the pride of "originating from" the Barrio Side; as well as standing with and being "for and on" the Barrio's Side; and last, it announces that a Hero has "emerged as a product" from the Barrio Side."I had a young lady in court today who read your book while in custody. She loved it. She hates to read books but loved your book. Have you thought of doing a writing class with the kids in Juvenile Hall or the Ranch?" -Juvenile Justice Judge"In this powerfully raw and unwaveringly honest memoir of the life of a young man, Flores captures his journey from the barrios of San Jose to Santa Clara University. Through these two worlds clashing and merging he underscores the power of family, community, and faith along the path to academic success. Barrio Side Hero is a memoir for those wanting to understand the lives of young Latino men who are sobresalientes yet have deep roots in their comunidad."-Ms. Fernández (University Professor) Enrique Flores comes from a working-class, low-income family. Flores' story of overcoming anger, gang violence and mentality is poignant and profound. He and his brother were stabbed as a result of gang violence. He grew up in East San Jose's "Story & King Rds. Neighborhood." He attended neighborhood schools and, with the help of Jesuit Priests, he received a scholarship to Bellarmine College Preparatory, and earned a B.S. and a M.A. from Santa Clara University. He returned to the neighborhood where he grew up devoting over twenty years to mentoring at-risk and high-risk youth.


Journal of the Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hispanic Americans

Page: N.A

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Border-Lines is an interdisciplinary academic journal dedicated to the dissemination of research on Chicana/o-Latina/o cultural, political, and social issues

Mexico Unconquered

Chronicles of Power and Revolt

Author: John Gibler

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 9780872864931

Category: History

Page: 355

View: 2692


Read John Gibler's Op-Ed in the San Jose Mercury News, "Obama perpetuates the wrong approach to drug war". Mexico Unconquered is an evocative report on the epic powers of violence and corruption in Mexico and the underdogs and rebels who put their lives on the line to build justice from the ground up. Author John Gibler probes the overwhelming divisions in contemporary Mexico, home to the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, and to destitute millions. The book explores the concept of the Rule of Law in a land known for its implacable corruption and impunity; the political machinations behind Mexico's devastating economic disparities; the implications and consequences of the annual exodus of half a million Mexicans to the United States; the unprecedented civil disobedience uprising in Oaxaca state; and the continuing Indigenous Present that resists the government's attempts to confine Mexico's 10 million indigenous peoples to calm and controlled corners of the past. Global Exchange supported John Gibler while writing Mexico Unconquered and reporting from Mexico from 2006-2008 with the Global Exchange Media Fellowship. Read his dispatches at Praise for Mexico Unconquered: "In Mexico Unconquered John Gibler has produced an important new work focusing on Mexico's ongoing class struggles and the historical continuum of resistance, organizing, and revolt against the social injustices and official corruption evident at all levels of Mexican society. Gibler argues that the Conquest never quite finished, that colonialism from Spain evolved into a new, but equally violent form of internal domination. From the arrival of the first people in ancient Mesoamerica to the ongoing plague of narcotrafficking and feminicide in Ciudad Juarez, Gibler explores Mexico's current political undercurrents in a historical context. Through research, critical analysis, and superb first-hand reporting culled from years of living in Mexico, Gibler shares the voices, stories, and communal dignity of the ordinary Mexicans who are putting their lives at risk by challenging corrupt power as they build social movements for basic rights, justice, and autonomy. An exciting first book by an emerging young writer." -Howard Zinn "Part journalism, part history, part call to action, John Gibler's book chronicles not only the continuing colonization of Mexico, but also the continuity of resistance to it. Revealing those forces of resistance, which sometimes take the form of mass explosions, and other times take the form of individual expressions of indignation and defiance, Gibler helps us see Mexico with new eyes-a Mexico that has always been constituted by revolutionary dreams of freedom and equality." -Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, co-authors of Empire and Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire "An insightful tour of the horror show next door, this book is full of shocking and distressing tales about the struggle and brutality of Mexican politics. It boggles the mind how close Mexico is, yet how overlooked their past and current history is. Gibler, burning with righteous anger, helps correct that." -Christian Parenti, author of The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucination in Occupied Iraq, The Soft Cage and Lockdown America "Mexico Unconquered maps a complex and tangled territory stretched between two poles-on one side, a world driven by the logic of empire and the reality of possession, conquest, and occupation; on the other, a land of possibility animated by cooperation, mutual recognition, love, dignity, and sustainability. John Gibler plots the former with laser-like precision, and portrays the latter in vivid and urgent detail. What becomes clear is that the power of resistance today draws in the first place on human creativity and the collective power of our imaginations. Taking the long view-glancing back at the steps that led us to the place we are, and looking forward toward a new world in-the-making-this book is essential reading for activists and engaged citizens who want to make a difference here and now." -Bill Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education, UIC, author of Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist