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Publisher Description

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.

Biographies & Memoirs
May 3
Henry Holt and Co.

Customer Reviews

Omgfre123 ,


This book was amazing! I’m speechless right now. It was like everything that everyone always dreams of not happening to them happened to her! Or all of our dreams came true for her too! She literally went from rags to riches, but she doesn’t let it get to her head, she still helps out tons of people and it’s just amazing! I seriously loved this book and totally recommend it to anyone who just wants to read an amazing book right now

icispicy ,

In the land we love by Diane Guerrero

Wether you are against immigration or for immigration, this is a must read. Informative, touching, and eye opening.

INDY1527 ,

I couldn't put this book down

What a great book! I read it in 2 days as I couldn't put it down! What a great story of resilience and perseverance. As an immigrant child myself this book brought many tears to my eyes. In reading this book I thought this could've been my family. My heart ached for all the pain & sorrow this family went through. Thank you for telling your story & sharing such personal & painful memories with the world.

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