In the Country We Love: My Family Divided Read Online Free - 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 and brother were arrested 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 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 like the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.
|Title||:||In the Country We Love: My Family Divided|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
February 24, 2018
“For the thousands of nameless children who feel as forgotten as I did—this memoir is my gift to you. It’s as much for your healing as it is for my own.”
I recently watched Diane Guerrero's interview where she talked about her family’s deportation and this sudden need in me sparked to pick up In t...
December 13, 2016
Diane Guerrero's high pitch voice --along with her 'girlie-girlie' personality was a little grating for me.....( not the author's fault - it's her voice). It's just that her voice - over a long period just wasn't comforting. At times the way she talked - in slang -'cool' - 'hip ja...
June 20, 2016
I listened to the audio of In the Country We Love. I feel like I listened to two stories -- one I loved and the other one I found so so.
I haven't watched Orange is the New Black so I don't know Diane Guerrero. But I read a really positive review of her memoir on GR which made me feel like listeni...
June 04, 2016
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Celebrity memoirs can be hit or miss with me. I have found that unless they are either a) part of a fandom I ardently worship, b) have a story to tell that I can personally relate to, or c) just dishing out some A+ gossip, I have difficulty...
October 04, 2017
As part of my Borders 2017 reading project, I wanted to read at least one book discussing undocumented people in America. Diane Guerrero is the only American-born member of her family, and when she was 14, her parents and brother were deported to Colombia. She arrived home to find an empty house,...
February 06, 2017
When Diane Guerrero was just fourteen, she came home from school to find that her parents had been deported. They’d come from Colombia to New Jersey on a work visa before she was born (and they later moved to Boston), with every intention of pursuing permanent residency or citizenship. But a comb...
December 14, 2016
Heart-breaking and politically relevant memoir with an authentic voice. Diane Guerrero, actress in the popular TV shows Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, tells the story of her parents' deportation and the devastating effect it had on all of their lives. It reveals the circumstances th...
April 29, 2017
Reading challenge 2016: #23 A book that is published in 2016.
Este año estoy leyendo bastante memoir y es una experiencia interesante. Son libros, están escritos para ser leídos (dah), pero el propósito es entender, no juzgar las decisiones que están personas -no personajes creados- tomaron.
August 18, 2016
Diane Guerrero has some important things to say about immigration reform in this country, but she gets in her own way a bit with the tone she chooses for this memoir. She was only fourteen years old when her parents were arrested while she was at school, and after they were swiftly deported back...
April 06, 2017
While COUNTRY sheds a heartbreaking insight into the way the U.S. treats immigrants, I felt that Guerrero's tone was a bit unnecessary & distracting to the themes of this book. (Trying to make jokes at inappropriate times ruins the powerful punch this could have given & the lacked the ser...