Sonia Nazario

Sonia Nazario is the author of the national bestseller Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite With His Mother, which has been published in eight languages.

One day, I was having a conversation in my kitchen with Carmen, who came to clean my house twice a month. I asked her: did she want to have more children? I thought she just had one young son. Carmen was normally chatty, happy. But when I asked her about having more children, she fell stone silent. Then, she started sobbing.