My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope
Before becoming a successful actress and landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange is the New Black, 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 to their native country, Colombia. Guerrero's life, which had been full of the support of a loving family, was turned upside down. Reflective of the experiences of millions of undocumented immigrant families in the United States, Guerrero's story in My Family Divided, written with Erica Moroz, is at once heartbreaking and hopeful.
Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)
Book Series: Undocumented: Stories of Young Immigrants Tough Topics: Family Separation Courageous Girls: Books for Middle Grades Digging Deeper: Books About Social Issues for Middle Grades