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Diane Guerrero: Author Talk & Book Signing

Event: Author Talk & Book Signing
Diane Guerrero
Interviewed by Julissa Arce
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2018 at 4:00pm
Location: Children’s Book World at 10580 1/2 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90064

Diane Guerrero reminds us that when talking about immigration we are not just talking about the 11 million undocumented people living in America, we are talking about their families too. We are talking about an issues that personally touches the lives of close to 50 million US citizens. Lives forever scared by abductions, detainment, banishment. Personal narrative story telling is a tool of empowerment and hope and we at DREAM Team LA applaud Diane’s activism to affect change in our immigration system.

–Publisher’s Press Release Below–
Please join Children’s Book World in welcoming Diane Guerrero as she discusses her first book for kids with author and immigrants’ rights advocate Julissa Arce. Diane Guerrero presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in her new book for middle grade readers, My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope. Before landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange is the New Black; before wowing audiences as Lina on Jane the Virgin; and before her incredible activism and work on immigration reform, 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. 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 is at once heartbreaking and hopeful.

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Book Launch / Signing Event

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:30pm*

Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

DREAM Team Los Angeles is tabling at a book launch/signing event with Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card author Sara Saedi. Sara was born in Iran and came to American when she was 2-years old. Her father, mother, and older sister fleeing the Iranian Revolution in the early 80’s. After several decades she was able to adjust her status but not without growing up with the constant fear of deportation. Her book is an autobiographical account of a teen girl coming of age in the 90’s in the U.S. while being undocumented, and neither American nor Iranian yet both at the same time.

Sara’s book talks about the existing policies of DACA/DAPA, the Muslim Ban, and how the current administration is using immigration policies for political gain.

DREAM Team LA will discuss how people can take part to advance common sense immigration reform and provide permanent relief to over 1 million undocumented youth.

See the event page at the following link;
https://www.skylightbooks.com/event/sara-saedi-discusses-her-young-adult-memoir-americanized-talia-gonzalez

*Note: This event preempts the regular Tuesday meeting, and the First Tuesday Open House meeting which will be rescheduled to Tuesday, February 13, 2018. All persons interested in joining DREAM Team LA are invited to this Open House meeting.