In the Country We Love

Diane Guerrero’s In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

“Even in the best of times, life is a mixed bag of disappointments and triumphs, heartaches and highs. Life hands out all of the above, and we don’t get to pick how many of each we’ll get, or in what order they’ll show up. But we do get to choose how we’ll walk through our days. Whether we’ll cower under our covers ever morning, or rise up to take on the challenges.”

I read this book in preparation for a blog post I intend to write on immigration reform. This book is a retelling of the story of Guerrero’s family’s deportation to Colombia after living in the United States for over a decade. It is sincere and funny and sheds light on many of the problems with immigration rights today.