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In The Country We Love by Diane Guerrero

In The Country We Love


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by Diane Guerrero

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A bold and brave coming-of-age from an actress and activist on the rise.

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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 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 likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.

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Member ratings (91)

  • Keiry B.

    Apple Valley, CA

    Diane was raw, &bared it all in this book. I felt her pain, her emotions, through her words. I felt I could hear her cry & her heart aches mirrored mine through the pages. Emotionally draining beauty.

  • Megan A.

    Kansas City, MO

    I can’t imagine being torn from family at such a young age. This memoir shows the impact of US immigration policies & how difficult it is for undocumented immigrants to find a path to citizenship.

  • Beth H.

    Harrisburg, PA

    This was a very timely book, given the national discussion on immigration reform. I give the author credit for sharing her story and explaining how so many children are overlooked. Eye opening.

  • Olivia P.

    Bethlehem, PA

    I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. Once I started reading I did not want it to stop. Such a beautiful immigration story, which is a cause close to my heart.

  • Breana E.

    Reno, NV

    What an incredibly heartbreaking story, but one that Diane tells with such strength and determination. We must keep fighting for immigration reform!