Club de Lectura La Tertulia: Solito por Javier Zamora

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Lectura y discusión de Solito por Javier Zamora

Desde su pequeño pueblo en El Salvador hasta llegar a la frontera con Estados Unidos, la aventura de Javier Zamora es un viaje de 3,000 millas. Va a reunirse con sus padres, una travesía que en su imaginación infantil durará solo dos semanas, pero que en realidad le tomará dos meses. Viajará solo y, como cualquier niño de 9 anos, será incapaz de preveer el peligro que acecha: los arriesgados viajes en bote, el implacable desierto, las armas y los arrestos, las decepciones que le esperan. Pero tampoco imaginará que, en el camino, encontrará a un grupo de emigrantes que lo protegerán como si fuesen su propia familia.

Javier Zamora’s adventure is a 3,000 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 before and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone amid a group of strangers and a coyote hired to lead them to safety, Zamora expects his trip to last two short weeks. At 9 years old, all Javier can imagine is rushing into his parents’ arms, snuggling in bed between them, and living under the same roof again. 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.