My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope

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 wowing 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. Guerr Before landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange is the New Black; before wowing audiences as Lina on Jane the Vi...

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Title:My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope
Author:Diane Guerrero
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1250134862
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope Reviews

  • Alexa Hamilton
    Aug 29, 2018
    I didn't know Diane Guerrero's story of growing up with parents and a brother who were undocumented immigrants from Colombia, while she was born here. She does a great job setting the scene of a happy family life, despite the long hours both her parents worked and the fear of deportati...
  • Sarah
    Sep 08, 2018
    This is the story of Diane's family. Her parents came to American from Colombia, seeking better opportunities and work options. They worked hard in order to support their children, and kept a low profile in their community, since neither parent was a legal immigrant. When Diane was an ...
  • Anne
    Sep 18, 2018
    A timely read about the struggles of an immigrant family separated by deportation and the American daughter that gets left behind. ...
  • Monica
    Sep 24, 2018
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  • Barbara
    Aug 28, 2018
    I can think of few books more relevant in the current political climate than this one, the middle grade/YA version of the actor and activist's memoir, In the Country We Love. Heart-wrenchingly honest and straightforward, the book describes Diane Guerrero's personal experiences with imm...
  • Liz
    Sep 14, 2018
    Very timely memoir about the OITNB actress's youth as an American child of undocumented immigrants, leading up to and following her parents' deportation when she was 14 years old. Guerrero wasn't put into a detention center for children -- in fact, she wasn't followed up after at all. ...
  • Ingrid
    Aug 25, 2018
    The author really shows you how difficult the life of an undocumented immigrants really is. The author is US citizen given that she was born in the US, but her parents and brother are undocumented immigrants from Columbia. When the author was 14 her parents were deported and she was le...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 18, 2018
    ARC provided by publisher at ALA Midwinter Actress Diane Guerrero's father and mother came to the United States from Colombia in the 1980s in order to make a better life for themselves and for their son. They came on a ninety day tourist to visit a sister and did not leave. Whil...
  • Lonna Pierce
    Aug 17, 2018
    I have been reading stories of immigrants (Refugee by Alan Gretz,) and this is a non-fictional memoir by a TV star (Orange is the New Black, Jane the Virgin, etc.,) who relates her experience of coming home to an empty house the day both parents were deported. She was 14. While one may...
  • Jenny
    Aug 25, 2018
    This autobiography of actress and activist Diane Guerrero chronicles her life from childhood to present-day, opening with the deportation of her parents when she was in high school. Although the writing is sometimes choppy, this is an inspiring story with an appealing cover that should...
  • TL
    Jul 09, 2018
    I won a copy via Goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own.:) ---- Confession: Didn't know this was the edition for younger readers when I entered the giveaway.. my bad haha. The good: Her personal story is compelling, my heart broke for he...
  • ALEXA
    Jun 29, 2018
    It was really heartbreaking to read Diane Guerrero?s story, though you could certainly tell it had been condensed down into this version friendly for a younger audience. It?s a story that shares the real experiences of many folks in our country, and I think the way it?s told make...
  • Jennifer Kelley
    Jul 30, 2018
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    Sep 30, 2018
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  • Tracey
    Jul 25, 2018
    I remember when the adult version of this book came out. Recently, I saw this middle grade version at a bookstore and figured I'd read it for my students. I can't wait to put it on my shelf at school. Guerrero's language is perfect for young teens, and while her story will resonate mos...
  • Mompop
    Jul 25, 2018
    maybe 3.5 (I really like the family photos). ...
  • T.J. Burns
    Sep 05, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...
  • Valentina Gonzalez
    Sep 09, 2018
    I truly enjoyed experiencing this story through the eyes of child whose parents were deported. It helped me understand the feelings and emotions, the fears and hopes of a child facing family separation. ...
  • High Plains Library District
    Sep 10, 2018
    This is a great book, just published this year, that would give so many young children hope and inspiration regardless of their particular background. Diane Guerrero is a role model for young girls who have struggled living without parents, gone through periods of depression, but found...
  • Kimberly Larsen
    Jul 19, 2018
    This first hand account of the immigration experience would be a good read for any middle schooler. ...
  • Kasey Harper
    Oct 06, 2018
    I thought the story was good, but the last chapter was unnecessary. Without going into a political discussion, the last chapter was very out of place with the rest of the book. ...
  • Cassandra Bland
    Aug 24, 2018
    This is a great book just published this year that would give so many young children hope and inspiration regardless of their particular background. Diane Guerrero is a role model for young girls who have struggled with living without parents, gone through periods of depression, but fo...
  • Mariam
    Sep 04, 2018
    This book was amazing. I'm so proud of Diane for sharing her amazing story, which is never something easy to do. I'm appalled and disgusted with how the government handled her parents deportation and the fact that the U.S. government did nothing to ensure that she was okay and taken ca...
  • Taija Bell
    Aug 13, 2018
    It was boring but had a good message about what Trump is doing now in America ...
  • Maywoodbooks
    Jul 31, 2018
    incredible! MUST READ!! ...
  • Christine Leider
    Sep 24, 2018
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  • Sharlene Robertson
    Oct 14, 2018
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  • Brittany Bays
    Sep 02, 2018
    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...
  • Maria
    Sep 11, 2018
    detailed account of an important story that needs to be shared. Great resources in the back! For older students, not elementary. ...
  • Megan Schmelzer
    Sep 08, 2018
    Open Book Reviews by Megan Schmelzer www.openbookreviews.org Stories of immigrant families being separated have been flooding the news recently. Heartbreaking testimonies of young children left to fend for themselves as their parents are sent back to the countries they have immigra...