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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Amazing to hear her tell her own story
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.
The image of young Diane scared and hiding under her parents' bed was a very powerful one.
The senior recital, when she really realised how much being on stage meant to her.
No, it would have been hard to digest in one sitting.
There were a lot of tense, difficult moments in the story along with some joyful ones.