Random House has issued this wonderful teaching guide, with discussion questions and activities, geared to helping teachers use Enrique's Journey in conjunction with the nation's new Common Core Standards for teaching. The book, completely revised to be used in the seventh grade on up in middle school and with reluctant readers in high school, was published Aug. 27, 2013. It will be issued in Spanish next year.
In June I addressed the United Nations and spoke about the
shift that is needed in our approach toward migration issues. The UN Chronicle
has just published a piece I wrote that explains what these issues are and how
they affect migrants coming to the U.S.