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"Enrique's Journey", Immigration, Education and More with Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario

This is a very special episode of Highest Aspirations, not only because of our well known and highly respected guest, but also because almost all of the questions come directly from our listeners. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this episode by submitting questions for Sonia Nazarrio, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of Enrique’s Journey. We’d love to keep the conversation going. You can use our voicemail feature to share your comments so we can share them in future episodes. 

We also want to offer a special thanks and congratulations to Emily Golightly from Carteret County Schools in Morehead City, North Carolina who is the winner of our drawing to win a copy of Enrique’s Journey. 

Sonia and I discuss how she was inspired to write Enrique’s Journey, how themes in the book connect directly with the students we work with, what we can do to help curb the cycle of violence that force so many to flee countries like Honduras, and much more. For those who may not be familiar with her work, you can learn more by visiting her website at 

During our conversation, we mention the following books and resources:

Some organizations doing great work:

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