I’m not a celebrity-memoir reader, so I was surprised to realize that In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero was a favorite read of 2016. Diane grew up in the United States as a child of undocumented immigrants. One day, she came home to find her parents had been deported. She was left behind. This is not a political book, but sadly, stories like hers have become politicized. This book works to humanize those stories, it works to build empathy among a populace that shouts “build a wall” at their brown citizens. This book was an important read leading up to the election, and it’s a necessary one in the world we find ourselves in now.
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