TGIF! Our #FridayReads pick is IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero.
We admire the star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin for sharing her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country. Diane is on the cover of the current issue of Kirkus Reviews and is one of their Best Bets for May.
We think this book is so timely and important that we’re giving away 10 SIGNED copies to lucky librarians.
To enter the giveaway, simply email Library@MacmillanUSA.com from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: In the Country We Love) by Sunday, June 5. Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing.*
A discussion guide is now available for IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE! Click here to download a PDF.
Praise for IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE:
“Offering readers the story she needed to hear as a child, Guerrero shines a light on this country’s flawed immigration system, eloquently calling for reform without diminishing her appreciation for the opportunities U.S. citizenship has afforded her. A timely and enlightening read.” — Booklist
“This account will help readers understand the need for significant revisions to the immigration system that will increase stability for families and children seeking opportunities and safety.” — Library Journal
“Guerro transforms a truly terrible situation into something meaningful, using her story and her role as an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House to try to help other immigrant families left in this terrible position.”
— Publishers Weekly
UPDATE 6/6/16: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners:
Sally Smith, King County Library System, Issaquah WA
Rebecca Kohn, San Jose State University Library, San Jose CA
Lea Kilgallon, ITT Tech Library, Jacksonville FL
Terrah Carter, Dallas Public Library, Dallas TX
Emily Kornak, Brigham Memorial Library, Sharon WI
Amy Pickett, Ridley High School, Folsom PA
Lisa Hollander, Syosset Public Library, Syosset NY
Hope Hall, Nashville School of the Arts Magnet High School, Nashville TN
Martha Castillo, CNM Community College – Westside Campus Library, Albuquerque NM
Susan Madera, Queensborough Community College, Bayside NY
*This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. Entrants must be age 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Entries must be received by Sunday, June 5, 2016 to be eligible. The winner grants Macmillan Library the right to announce their name on Twitter, MacmillanLibrary.com, and any other platform we want to congratulate them on. We will select the potential prize winner at random from among all eligible entries received. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached after three (3) business days, we will select an alternate winner, so check your email.