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
I can think of few books more relevant in the current political climate than this one, the middle grade/YA version of the actor and activist's memoir, In the Country We Love. Heart-wrenchingly honest and straightforward, the book describes Diane Guerrero's personal experiences with immigration, thus, providing a human face to the hot button issue of immigration. Not only was Diane's mother deported twice while she was growing up, but both parents were sent back to Columbia when she was 14. Diane ...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
It was boring but had a good message about what Trump is doing now in America
I didn't know Diane Guerrero's story of growing up with parents and a brother who were undocumented immigrants from Colombia, while she was born here. She does a great job setting the scene of a happy family life, despite the long hours both her parents worked and the fear of deportation. But the worst part is when deportation happens, and Diane is left by her mother first, and later by both of her parents and her brother, to stay in this country as a teenager with nothing and no one.
This isn't ...more
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
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Actress Diane Guerrero's father and mother came to the United States from Colombia in the 1980s in order to make a better life for themselves and for their son. They came on a ninety day tourist to visit a sister and did not leave. While they struggled, they were able to hold down jobs and have places to live. They tried to obtain citizenship, but were thwarted by the bureaucracy, as well as by a fraudulent lawyer who took a lot of money for little resul ...more
This is the story of Diane's family. Her parents came to American from Colombia, seeking better opportunities and work options. They worked hard in order to support their children, and kept a low profile in their community, since neither parent was a legal immigrant. When Diane was an early teen, her parents were deported back to Colombia. Diane is a US citizen. Immigration officials never followed up on Diane or her brother, and both teens were left to fend for themselves, staying with friends ...more