At fourteen, I’d been left on my own. Literally. When the authorities made the choice to detain my parents, no one bothers to check that a young girl, a minor, a citizen of this country, would be left without a family. Without a home. Without a way forward.
In the Country We Love, Diane Guerrero
Reading this memoir by Diane Guererro has been difficult. Not because I didn’t know that adults were deported everyday, but because I had never heard the story from a child’s perspective. This book is eye-opening and I really think, as educators, everyone should read it. A lot of our students are dealing with the fear of deportation, but that fear means that they do not want to talk about the situation. It is our job to open those lines of communication.