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Sonia Nazario Discusses Enrique's Journey

Don Bartletti
The original Los Angeles Times series won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature reporting, and one for feature photography.

By Sylvia Maria Gross


Kansas City, MO – Los Angeles Times reporter Sonia Nazario won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for her series about a boy who migrated from Central America to the United States. Like many other children, as Nazario uncovered, he traveled through Mexico riding on top of freight trains. Nazario based her series on one Honduran teenager's experience, and she spent years researching his life and journey.

The reporter Sonia Nazario was born in Lawrence, Kansas, and grew up in Argentina and Overland Park. She was in town last week to speak at UMKC, and she stopped by our studios to tell KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross about reporting the series, which she's now published as a book called Enrique's Journey.

This story was originally produced in September, 2007 for KC Currents. To listen on your own schedule, subscribe to the KC Currents Podcast .

Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
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