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Reedley College's
One Book, One College
Choice for 2023-2024

Book cover of  Javier Zamora's 
 memoir Solito
A photograph of Javier Zamora

  Zamora, Javier. Solito. Translated by José García Escobar, Primera edición., Vintage Espanol, 2022.

MLA 9 Book Citation​

Solito is a critically acclaimed and award-winning memoir.

  • New York Times Bestseller

  • Read With Jenna Book Club Pick

  • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiography

  • Winner of the American Library Association Alex Award

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Articles for Your Consideration


Palomo, Juan R. “A Review of Solito, a Memoir.” Harvard Review of Latin America, President and Fellows of Harvard College, 15 Nov. 2022, 

Schoech, Samantha. “Review: At 9, He Followed a Coyote from El Salvador to Reunite with His Parents in Marin.” Datebook, San Francisco Arts & Entertainment Guide, 31 Aug. 2022,

Villavicencio, Karla. “The Harrowing Migration Story of One 9-Year-Old Child.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 8 Sept. 2022,

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A young poet tells the unforgettable story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this moving, page-turning memoir hailed as "the mythic journey of our era" (Sandra Cisneros).

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