"Enrique's Journey" by Los Angeles Times reporter Sonia Nazario tells the story of Enrique, a Honduran boy who travels by rail and foot across Central America and into the United States. His goal is to reunite with the mother who left him behind years ago so she could earn money to support her family.
Nazario spent 18 months reporting the story and six months writing the first draft, according to essays she wrote in "Telling True Stories." The hard work paid off: Nazario won the Pulitzer for feature writing in 2003. Don Bartletti, the photographer, won a Pulitzer for feature photography that year.