9781627795272

In the Country We Love My Family Divided

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  • ISBN13:

    9781627795272

  • ISBN10:

    1627795278

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/3/2016
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Diane Guerrero is an actress on the hit shows Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She has written about her family in the Los Angeles Times and has appeared on CNN to discuss immigration issues. She also volunteers with the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Resource Center. 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 Michelle Knight.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1. The Silver Key 5
2. Mi Familia 11
3. Underground 27
4. The Good Girl 43
5. The Plan 63
6. Ground Shift 73
7. Taken 83
8. Left ­Behind 97
9. Second ­Family 105
10. Butterfly 119
11. New World 131
12. The Edge 147
13. Turnabout 157
14. Stage Right 169
15. New York City 183
16. Orange 203
17. Into Daylight 225
Call to Action 237
Acknowl­edgments 251

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