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 14 years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the US, 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 best-selling 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 like the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.
©2016 Diane Guerrero (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
This book moved my emotions. There were so many moments I forced back tears. Diane narrated the book herself making it that much better & real!
Her struggles as a young girl in America with her immigrant parents shines a light on the pains many children of immigrants face today. She is the definition of resilience, bravery and I could not recommended this book more so buy it, you will not regret it. Its outstanding! I loved it.
Her struggles were not in vain and she is probably a better, stronger person in spite of them. This book is the voice of the often silenced child of immigrant parents. It is a compelling must read and I am blowen away by her story.
This book is amazing. A word I overuse often, but in this instance is not an overstatement. Diane's narration brings so much warmth, depth, and heart wrenching authenticity to her already entirely authentic and haunting story.
I can't think of a single book I have read in recent years that I would recommend as highly. To hear her tell her story in her own beautiful voice is only a glorious bonus to what is already a desperately needed narrative.
I thought that her personal story of what her family endured was the best of what she had to express, but her informative call to action at the end of this work is a concise piece of political writing that stands alone, and should be required reading for every American, voting or otherwise.
I personally have been galvanized in my commitment to the cause of immigration reform, something I was admittedly already dedicated to forward, and I will be recommending this book to anyone and everyone that I can as we approach the 2016 elections. Regardless of your feelings on the subject, I would challenge you to read/listen to this book and not be changed in some manner.
Can't. Recommend. Enough.
Loved it, didn't struggle to finish it. Diane had my full attention. I had preorded the book & was hoping she would be narrating it, she did fantastic. This book is bittersweet, had me in tears, fully awake as I drove all night from Cali to AZ. Immigration reform wasn't a topic that interest me much, but after completing this book, it has me thinking about the families who have to go through this painful ordeal.
Diane's story made me cry at multiple times during this book. I am amazed at her perseverance and ability to retell her story. It was a truly inspiring book and I hope she's found the comfort she was looking for at 14.
Diane, your story is important to recount. I'm hopeful that with more stories such as yours, social issues ranging from immigration reform to mental health are spoken of more often. You are amazing.
Diane is so raw and open about her experience. She is truly an inspiration. I am glad that she decided to share her story. The performance of the audio book is magnificent!
Yes, This book is a great learning tool for those unfamiliar with immigration tragedies and what deportation does to US citizen children.
I loved Diane Guerrero's attitude and the motion in her voice
Diane's dad was a great character.
I've never felt so understood. Diane, thank you for shinning a light on a story I myself have been hiding for years. You're an inspiration.
Such a moving, hearbreaking and inspiring book. i couldn't stop listening and I emphatized with Diane's struggle but I also admired her courage. Not only did she survive without her parents to guide and help her, she chose to share her story with us and bring awareness to both mental health and immigration, which is so important. I recognise much of myself in Diane and I was often in tears when she described all the things she overcame. It is by far the best book I've listened to in 2016. Thank you, Diane.
"A heartbreaking and beautiful tale of her life."
I started this book a couple of days ago and I have just finished it. I cried, I laughed, my heart ached in good and bad ways, it hurt for the small 14 year old Diane and for the children out there who experience the same thing she did.
It hit close to home when she was talking about her depression and it shook me how she felt.
Her story is compelling and so sad and so beautiful. I will never regret listening to her read her book because it gave it something that reading words on a page would never give it. And I, for one, have been changed on a deep level because of it.
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