Prologue - Chapter 1: "The Boy Left Behind"
• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Nazario, Sonia. Enrique’s Journey. Random House, 2014. Kindle edition.
• In the Prologue to the book, the author, Sonia Nazario, describes having a conversation with her housekeeper that piques her interest in immigrant mothers who leave their children to come to the United States.
• Nazario’s housekeeper, Maria del Carmen Ferrez, came to the U.S. from Guatemala because she could not support her family as a single mother. She tells the author that there are many women who have immigrated to the United States in order to send money home to feed, educate, and house their children.
• Carmen has been away from her four eldest children for 12 years and she cannot bring them to the U.S. for a variety of reasons: she cannot afford a smuggler to...
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