In the Country We Love
My Family Divided
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The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country
Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family.
In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.
From Publishers Weekly
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Great book! I couldn't stop reading. Very touching story. One I can relate too. Thanks for sharing your story. ❤️
In The Country We Love
As a bilingual teacher for the last 24 years, I've heard this story all too often. Diane's story is one that touched my heart because of the plight that many immigrants face, one of fear and hope. Let's take Diane's story to heart and do something that will make immigration reform possible and better. Vote and put someone in office who truly cares about the plight of immigrants.
I watched an interview where she talks about the book and decided to purchase it! What an amazing journey that took me on, I laughed and I cried. It was an emotional roller coaster I thank you and applaud you for sharing things that are so deep and personal for you. Your story is inspiring and beautiful and unique because it's yours and you are still fighting the good fight!Your parents are very blessed to have such a talented daughter!!!! Thank you again!