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 14 years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the US, 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 best-selling 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 like the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.
Diane’s Life of Heartache & Perseverance.
I have listened to her read this audiobook twice and it’s made me laugh, cry and inspire. Diane walks us through her life of being born in the US to her undocumented parents. The constant fear of unknowing what the next day may bring. Coming home to find them gone as a young child and in the end how she pulled through and became the amazing young lady we all love. 💗💗💗
Empowerment to succeed
Understanding that you may come from where ever yet you cannot give up. She sets the tone for what a lot of people experience!
Love it! You'll laugh. You'll cry...
Personal, entertaining, and thought provoking. It's always great when the author gets to read their memoir (it doesn't hurt that she's a great actress!). It's a beautiful story about overcoming and thriving in the face of challenges.