CVCC Announces April 1 Reading By Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Sonia Nazario

Sonia Nazario ImageCatawba Valley Community College’s Humanities Department will host a reading by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sonia Nazario Wed., April 1, at noon in the CVCC Tarlton Complex and again at 6 p.m. in the CVCC Student Center. Both locations are on the main campus in Hickory located at 2550 US Hwy. 70 SE.

Nazario is the author of “Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite With His Mother.”

The author’s presentation is funded by a grant received through the CVCC Foundation, Inc., from the 3M Corporation, and is also supported by the CVCC Office of Multicultural Affairs. There is no charge for admission to either readings.

“Enrique’s Journey” was named one of the best books of 2006 by the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, and San Antonio Express-News. It is also among the most chosen books as a freshman or common read.

“Enrique’s Journey” puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the United States. Nazario recounts the journey of a Honduran boy looking for his mother in the United States.

Community members interested in examining the cultural, social and psychological impact of immigration are invited to attend. The author will facilitate a question and answer session and autograph books afterward.

For more information, contact Donna Ross, 828-327-7000 x 4111, or dross@cvcc.edu.

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