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 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...

    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. ...

    detailed account of an important story that needs to be shared. Great resources in the back! For older students, not elementary. ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...

    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. ...

    detailed account of an important story that needs to be shared. Great resources in the back! For older students, not elementary. ...

    A timely read about the struggles of an immigrant family separated by deportation and the American daughter that gets left behind. ...

    It was boring but had a good message about what Trump is doing now in America ...

    This first hand account of the immigration experience would be a good read for any middle schooler. ...

    maybe 3.5 (I really like the family photos). ...

    incredible! MUST READ!! ...

    ...

  • Barbara
    Aug 28, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

  • Lara
    Nov 02, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

  • Tracey
    Jul 25, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...

    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. ...

    detailed account of an important story that needs to be shared. Great resources in the back! For older students, not elementary. ...

    A timely read about the struggles of an immigrant family separated by deportation and the American daughter that gets left behind. ...

    It was boring but had a good message about what Trump is doing now in America ...

    This first hand account of the immigration experience would be a good read for any middle schooler. ...

    maybe 3.5 (I really like the family photos). ...

  • Kristen Luppino
    Oct 21, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

  • C. L.
    Oct 19, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

  • T.J. Burns
    Sep 05, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...

    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. ...

    detailed account of an important story that needs to be shared. Great resources in the back! For older students, not elementary. ...

    A timely read about the struggles of an immigrant family separated by deportation and the American daughter that gets left behind. ...

    It was boring but had a good message about what Trump is doing now in America ...

    This first hand account of the immigration experience would be a good read for any middle schooler. ...

    maybe 3.5 (I really like the family photos). ...

    incredible! MUST READ!! ...

    ...

    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 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...

    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. ...

    detailed account of an important story that needs to be shared. Great resources in the back! For older students, not elementary. ...

    A timely read about the struggles of an immigrant family separated by deportation and the American daughter that gets left behind. ...

    It was boring but had a good message about what Trump is doing now in America ...

    This first hand account of the immigration experience would be a good read for any middle schooler. ...

  • Kasey Harper
    Oct 06, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...

    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. ...

    detailed account of an important story that needs to be shared. Great resources in the back! For older students, not elementary. ...

    A timely read about the struggles of an immigrant family separated by deportation and the American daughter that gets left behind. ...

    It was boring but had a good message about what Trump is doing now in America ...

  • Maywoodbooks
    Jul 31, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...

    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. ...

    detailed account of an important story that needs to be shared. Great resources in the back! For older students, not elementary. ...

    A timely read about the struggles of an immigrant family separated by deportation and the American daughter that gets left behind. ...

    It was boring but had a good message about what Trump is doing now in America ...

    This first hand account of the immigration experience would be a good read for any middle schooler. ...

    maybe 3.5 (I really like the family photos). ...

    incredible! MUST READ!! ...

  • Coralie
    Nov 11, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

  • Brittany Bays
    Sep 02, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...

  • Maria
    Sep 11, 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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    Diane Guerrero's story is heartbreaking, but timely. Born to immigrants from Colombia who were in the U.S. illegally, Diane learned at a young age that hard work and a desire for a better life were not enough. Her childhood was filled with laughter and love, but there was an underlying...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    An important story. One that doesn't get told often. What it's like to have undocumented family and dealing with deportation and the aftermath. I probably should have read the adult version, as this was cliche ya at times, but I'm glad there are both versions out there so people know t...

    Amazing and necessary story, but with quite a few triggers for vulnerable youth (making me think that the target age should be higher than it is). Triggers: abandonment, depression, attempted suicide and self-harm. ...

    Loved this! I flew through it. Heartbreaking but necessary. ...

    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. ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    A good, honest, important story ? just not one that?s very well-written. It?s a shame that a book meant to be about giving someone a voice has so little... well, voice. Still worth it, though. Recommended, but it?s not going to stand out. ...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...