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In the country we love : my family divided / Diane Guerrero with Michelle Burford.

Guerrero, Diane, 1986- (Author). Burford, Michelle, author. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 GUE (Text) 33500012348439 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 921 GUE (Text) 33500012348421 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627795272 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1627795278 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781627798334 (spanish language hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1627798331 (spanish language hardcover)
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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 to Colombia 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"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 April #1
    When actress Guerrero landed a role on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, it marked the first time in her life that she could breathe easy. While this memoir charts her road to success, it is, above all, an account of being born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants, who—despite their desperate attempts to gain citizenship—were deported to Colombia when Guerrero was just 14. Hers is an all-too-common story, yet one that is rarely heard. Left to fend for herself, Guerrero relates her struggle to hold her life together, get through high school and college, and find her feet in the world—challenges that will resonate with many readers, particularly young adults. She begins each chapter with a personal photo and writes with humor and heartbreaking honesty. Offering readers the story she needed to hear as a child, Guerrero shines a light on this country's flawed immigration system, eloquently calling for reform without diminishing her appreciation for the opportunities U.S. citizenship has afforded her. A timely and enlightening read. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Diane Guerrero is an actress on the hit shows Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She volunteers with the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as well as with Mi Familia Vota, an organization that promotes civic involvement. She has been named an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House. She lives in New York City.

Michelle Burford is a founding editor of O, The Oprah Magazine and writer of many best-selling books including memoirs by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, singer Toni Braxton, and Cleveland kidnap survivor Michelle Knight.

Subject: Guerrero, Diane, 1986-
Guerrero, Diane, 1986- > Family.
Actors > United States > Biography.
Children of illegal aliens > United States > Biography.
Immigration enforcement > United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration.

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