In the Country We Love

  • by Diane Guerrero, Michelle Burford
  • Narrated by Diane Guerrero
  • 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
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Most Helpful

Amazing to hear her tell her own story

What did you like most about In the Country We Love?

It was amazing to hear Guerrero tell her story in her own voice. She has a beautiful, modulated voice and you could hear her joy at her highs and her devastation at her lows.


What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Country We Love?

The image of young Diane scared and hiding under her parents' bed was a very powerful one.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

The senior recital, when she really realised how much being on stage meant to her.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it would have been hard to digest in one sitting.


Any additional comments?

There were a lot of tense, difficult moments in the story along with some joyful ones.

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- Jenni

Wow

Must read for all. This is a great story that needs to be heard for those throughout the world.
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- Karla

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-05-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios