Monday, December 9, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Teaching Guide Geared To New Common Core Teaching Standards Issued for Young Adult Version of Enrique's Journey
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Enrique’s Journey for young people, to be released next month, has received a coveted starred review from Kirkus Reviews! The review says my narrative “Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented—a must-read.” Readers, it says, will not want to miss the updated Epilogue, which “allows readers who are moved by Enrique to follow the family’s tragedies and triumphs since the book’s original publication; the journey does not end upon reaching the United States.” The new edition is for middle schoolers and reluctant readers.
Monday, May 13, 2013
On April 30th, I visited New York City to speak at the Gala Dinner at Jazz at Lincoln Center for Kids In Need of Defense, a non-profit that works to find pro-bono attorneys to represent unaccompanied immigrant children. So far, they have recruited more than 5,000 attorneys nationwide. The entire board of KIND, myself included, helped ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ at 4:00 pm that afternoon in Times Square. Here are some of my favorite photos from that visit.