Before landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange is the New Black; before wowing audiences as Lina on Jane the Virgin; and before her incredible activism and work on immigration reform, Diane Guerrero was a young girl living in Boston. One day, while Guerrero was at school, her undocumented immigrant parents were taken from their home, detained, and deported. Guerrero's life, which had been full of the support of a loving family, was turned upside down....
|Title||:||My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope Reviews
This is a great book, just published this year, that would give so many young children hope and inspiration regardless of their particular background. Diane Guerrero is a role model for young girls who have struggled living without parents, gone through periods of depression, but found her calling and persevered. I recommend this book to middle school and high school readers and encourage teachers to use it to teach about immigration and deportation, it's a current event that is discussed often ...more
This book was so heart warming and beautiful. I feel like some people take everything they have for granted, this book really does makes us think about things in our life we usually wouldn't think of. Who is worried about their parents getting deported into a different country everyday, scared to wake up in the morning? This book touched my heart, with tears, happiness and everything in between. It is just amazing how many bumps Diane Guerrero went through to get where she is now. At age 14, al ...more
Compelling story. Poorly written. I wonder if the author and publisher had the same vision. Not sure if the publishers were underestimating young readers, but it reads like something that was once very powerful and has been watered down. My experience is that young adults would prefer something more visceral and authentic.
This is a great book just published this year that would give so many young children hope and inspiration regardless of their particular background. Diane Guerrero is a role model for young girls who have struggled with living without parents, gone through periods of depression, but found her calling and persevered. I recommend this book to middle school and high school readers and encourage teachers to use it to teach about immigration and deportation, it's a current event that is discussed oft ...more
The author really shows you how difficult the life of an undocumented immigrants really is. The author is US citizen given that she was born in the US, but her parents and brother are undocumented immigrants from Columbia. When the author was 14 her parents were deported and she was left to fend for herself, she was lucky to be able to live with family friends. You really have to give her credit for all that she has accomplished on her own: going to college and becoming a successful actress and ...more
It was really heartbreaking to read Diane Guerrero’s story, though you could certainly tell it had been condensed down into this version friendly for a younger audience. It’s a story that shares the real experiences of many folks in our country, and I think the way it’s told makes it a story that we can learn from, empathize with and be inspired by.
I applaud Guerrero's raw honesty in opening herself up to the scrutiny that comes from sharing her personal story. As I read through how she persisted despite the deportation of her parents, through the turmoil and uncertainty, many faces of my current students came to mind. Many of them experience the same thing right now. While the tone of the book shifted from memoir to campaigning towards the end, that shift made sense. I agree with everything she stated one hundred percent.
I highly recommen ...more
I have been reading stories of immigrants (Refugee by Alan Gretz,) and this is a non-fictional memoir by a TV star (Orange is the New Black, Jane the Virgin, etc.,) who relates her experience of coming home to an empty house the day both parents were deported. She was 14. While one may appreciate her struggles to survive, the writing is not particularly well-crafted, and often sophomoric in its point of view. It is, however valuable to listen to an eyewitness account of the consequences of a tra ...more