In the Country We Love
- My Family Divided
- Narrated by: Diane Guerrero
- Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-05-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Amazon Kunde on 05-12-17
I loved this audiobook especially because it was narrated by Diane Guerrero herself. It had the right amount of humour, social commentary, and honesty (although I suppose it mighg be a bit triggering for people suffering with self harm issues). Of course we all choose the things we share and things we keep to ourself, but by sharing some of the pretty and the ugly times, thoughts and emotions, she created a multidimensional portrayal of herself that make me like her as a person even more and makes me excited to see what the future holds for her in terms of acting and her activism. All in all, i was hooked by this great read!
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By Lindsay on 07-09-17
Important Story and Captivating Read
What did you love best about In the Country We Love?
What I loved best about In the Country We Love is Diane's honesty and bravery. Her story isn't an easy one to share yet she does so in a way that is captivating. Diane's life experiences are from from anything I've known, but I couldn't listen to this story fast enough.
What about Diane Guerrero’s performance did you like?
Diane's performance is animated and full of life. It was also great to her her story in her own voice.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
While I didn't have any extreme reactions to this book, I did get chocked up when Diane retells the story about how she ended up all alone in the United States, without her parents.
Any additional comments?
Fantastic read, especially in light of current affairs.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By M. Ryder on 30-11-16
Informative and Heartbreaking
Learned a lot from this story about deportation and children left behind wen the parents are sent away, and was pretty surprised to find that our country would let these kids fall through the cracks. How disappointing! Did not like the narration at all, feeling it was way too over the top. Also, the story seemed a bit slow moving.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful