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In the country we love : my family divided

Author: Diane Guerrero; Michelle Burford
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First St. Martin's Griffin editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Diane Guerrero; Diane Guerrero; Diane Guerrero; Diane Guerrero; Diane Guerrero
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Guerrero; Michelle Burford
ISBN: 9781250134967 125013496X
OCLC Number: 987300808
Description: 261 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: The silver key --
Mi familia --
Underground --
The good girl --
The plan --
Ground shift --
Taken --
Left behind --
Second family --
Butterfly --
New world --
The edge --
Turnabout --
Stage right --
New York City --
Orange --
Into daylight --
Call to action.
Responsibility: Diane Guerrero with Michelle Burford.

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"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." -- Provided by publisher

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