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Solito is the award-winning memoir by Javier Zamora. Follow along his three-thousand-mile trip from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. Nine-year-old Javier is eager to reunite with his parents in California, but his journey to get there will keep you turning the pages!

“A memoir as gripping as it is moving, Solito provides an immediate and 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. Solito is Javier Zamora’s story, but it’s also the story of millions of others who had no choice but to leave home.” (Amazon)

**Disclaimer: Please note that sometimes this memoir includes very strong language – in English and Spanish. It is uncommon for Women of Welcome to recommend or suggest reading books with offensive language. That being said, this is an amazing perspective and personal story to read and therefore we wanted to give our community a heads-up so you can decide if this book is right for you.  If you’d prefer not to read this memoir, we have many other wonderful recommended readings (without strong language) on our website here.

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