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Solito : a memoir / Javier Zamora.

Zamora, Javier, (author.). Hogarth Press, (publisher.).


"When Javier Zamora was nine, he traveled unaccompanied by bus, boat, and foot from El Salvador to the United States to reunite with his parents. This is his memoir of that dangerous journey, a nine-week odyssey that nearly ended in calamity on multiple occasions. It's a miracle that Javier survived the crossing and a miracle that he has the talent to now tell his story so masterfully. While Solito is Javier's story, it's also the story of millions of others who have risked so much to come to this country. A memoir that reads like a novel, rooted in precise and authentic detail, Solito is destined to be a classic of the immigration experience"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 0593498089
  • ISBN: 9780593498088
  • Physical Description: 388 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Hogarth trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: London : Hogarth, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes a book club guide.
Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Hogarth, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 2022.
Awards Note:
Alex Awards, 2023
Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Subject: Zamora, Javier > Childhood and youth.
Refugee children > United States.
Refugee children > El Salvador.
Immigrant children > United States.
Immigrant children > El Salvador.
Unaccompanied immigrant children > Biography.
Noncitizens > Education (Higher) > United States.
Noncitizen children > United States > Biography.
Unaccompanied immigrant children > Mexican-American Border Region > Biography.
Salvadoran Americans > Biography.
Border crossing > Mexican-American Border Region.
Salvadorans > Biography.
Noncitizens > Mexico > Biography.
Noncitizens > United States > Social conditions.
Illegal immigration > United States.
Enfants réfugiés > États-Unis.
Enfants réfugiés > Salvador.
Enfants immigrants > États-Unis.
Enfants immigrants > Salvador.
Enfants immigrants non accompagnés > Biographies.
Enfants immigrants clandestins > États-Unis > Biographies.
Enfants immigrants non accompagnés > Région frontalière mexicano-américaine > Biographies.
Américains d'origine salvadorienne > Biographies.
Passage de frontière > Région frontalière mexicano-américaine.
Salvadoriens > Biographies.
Immigrants clandestins > États-Unis > Conditions sociales.
Immigration clandestine > États-Unis.
Border crossing
Childhood and youth of a person
Illegal immigration
Immigrant children
Noncitizen children
Noncitizens > Social conditions
Refugee children
Salvadoran Americans
Unaccompanied immigrant children
El Salvador
North America > Mexican-American Border Region
United States
Genre: autobiographies (literary works)

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library NONFIC 304.873 ZAMORA 2023 113389 NON FICTION Available -

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