Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora
Non-Fiction suggested by Sharon
A young poet tells the inspiring story of his treacherous migration from El Salvador to the US at the age of nine. A memoir of bravery, hope, and finding family.
From Amazon – A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the US at the age of nine. A memoir of bravery, hope, and finding family.
Javier Zamora’s adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone amid a group of strangers and a “coyote” hired to lead them to safety, Javier expects his trip to last two short weeks.
He cannot foresee the perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that await him; nor can he know that those two weeks will expand into two life-altering months alongside fellow migrants who will come to encircle him like an unexpected family.
Intimate account not only of a treacherous and near-impossible journey, but also of the miraculous kindness and love delivered at the most unexpected moments.