The city of Denver has unveiled its 2012 One Book, One Denver selection -- "Enrique's Journey" by Sonia Nazario.
This is the ninth year of One Book, One Denver, a citywide book club whose goal is to build community through the shared experience of reading the same book.
"Enrique's Journey" is a true story by journalist and Colorado State University alumna, Sonia Nazario.
In "Enrique's Journey," readers meet a Honduran boy who braved hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.
"Enrique's story demonstrates the true human spirit and the lengths people of any age will go to for family," said Mayor Michael B. Hancock. "The book's theme is timely as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this September. It puts a focus on Latino culture and issues that affect so many of our neighbors."
The Denver Public Library has 1,000 copies of "Enrique's Journey" in English and Spanish to loan out.
The public is also invited to participate in a scavenger hunt to find a free copy of the book. 30 wrapped copies of "Enrique's Journey" were placed Tuesday at the McDonald's at 16th & Cleveland, the McDonald's at Colfax and Pennsylvania and at the Oxford Hotel & Spa. The books are wrapped in wrapping paper and are hidden in public spaces throughout each location. A sign will be placed outside each location once all books have been found.
Denver's 7 is a proud sponsor of this year's One Book, One Denver program.
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