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My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope

By Nayanika Kapoor, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Heartbreaking, inspiring memoir of popular actress.

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This well-written memoir tells an incredible story of persistence, courage, and triumph. In her personable and friendly voice, actress/author Diane Guerrero recounts her personal experiences of what many people in the U.S. have to face every single day. While the topics tackled in My Family Divided are difficult and complex, Guerrero uses simple language and an approachable tone to help readers understand her struggle. Her journey is truly inspirational, and every part of the book is educational and enlightening, though much of it can also be heartbreaking. She doesn't sugarcoat any of it but reflects on her experiences thoughtfully and explains her actions at different points in the book.

My Family Divided is a natural fit for kids interested in politics, immigration, the news, and current events. It's a moving and inspiring story for readers mature enough to handle it.

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