Northfield Reads Selection is "Enrique's Journey"

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Do you have your winter reading planned out?  Put Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario at the top of your list and participate in a community read!  Northfield Reads is initiated by the Northfield Human Rights Commission, and also sponsored by the Northfield Public Library, Northfield Public Schools, Carleton College, and Content bookstore.  

How do you participate?  Read the book and suggest the book for your book group, form a group at your church, or discuss the books with some friends.  Some students at Northfield Schools will be reading the book.  On Monday, April 13, at 7:00 – 8:30 pm the community will gather at the Church of St. Dominic for a program and small group discussions.


Enrique’s Journey tells the true story of a 17 year old boy’s attempt to leave Hondurus on his own and find his mother in the United States.  She had left 10 years earlier to earn money to send home, but she has not yet returned.  Follow Enrique’s harrowing journey traveling on top of trains.  Immigration  is a hot topic in our society today.  This book looks at the influx of young, illegal immigrants who travel unaccompanied from Central America and attempt to enter our country and find parents or other relatives. 


Copies of the book are available at the Northfield Public Library, and at 10% of the cover price at Content – Purveryors of New and Used Books.  Content is located at 314 Division Street.  

Then join the community on Monday, April 13, at 7:00 at the Church of St. Dominic.


The Human Rights Commission has sponsored two previous Northfield Reads, one on Veterans’ Voices and one on First Amendments Rights.


Questions:  Contact Corinne Smith, (  or Leah Eby (  of the Northfield Human Rights Commission.