Jonathan Freedman

Jonathan Freedman is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, author, and mentor with more than 30 years of experience reporting from Central America, Mexico, and the U.S. border. His six-year series of investigative editorials for the San Diego Tribune was influential in the passage of the landmark 1986 US immigration reforms that authorized 2.7 million undocumented immigrants to become permanent legal residents. Jonathan is the author of ‘From Cradle to Grave: The Human Face of Poverty In America,” and a novel, “The Last Brazil of Benjamin East.” He leads a writing workshop at City College of San Francisco. He lives with his family and shelter dog in the Bay Area. “Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders With Youth Migrants From Central America” is his newest book.

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