My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope (Hardcover)
An absolutely necessary read. When Diane Guerrero was just fourteen, her parents were deported, leaving her (an American citizen by birth) alone in an empty house. Her struggles to move forward from there are heartbreaking, and true of more families in the United States than any of us would like to imagine. This book puts a face on the ongoing conversation around undocumented immigrants--and shows us the true tragedies created by our policies. Read this book, cry with young Diane, and be inspired to get involved in changing the way we talk about immigration. — Lily— From My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope
Before landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange is the New Black; before wow-ing 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.
Reflective of the experiences of millions of undocumented immigrant families in the United States, Guerrero's story is at once heartbreaking and hopeful.
About the Author
Diane Guerrero is an actress on the hit shows Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She volunteers with the non-profit Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as well as with Mi Familia Vota, an organization that promotes civic involvement. She was named an ambassador for citizenship and naturalization by the Obama White House. She lives in New York City.Erica Moroz is the New York Times-bestselling coauthor of numerous books for young readers, including Quiet Power: The Secret Strength of Introverted Kids by Susan Cain. She works as an editor and ceramicist in New York.