The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of A Coffee-Addicted Writer, Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice and Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The idea is to share a sentence or so from the first page and the 56th page of the book you are currently reading! Also, I will now also include a brief synopsis.
This week's Book Blogger Hop's question.
What is the most fun part/aspect of being a book blogger? Seeing what others are reading and getting to interact them.
In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.
Beginning of the Book
One moment - that's all it takes for your entire world to slit apart. For me that moment was when I was fourteen. I returned home from school to discover that my hard-working immigrant parents had been taken away. In one irreversible instant - in the space of a single breath - life as I knew it was forever altered.
One of the children Mami was walking with was Lily's son.; when the ICE officer pulled up alongside her and got out of the car, Mami started to cry; she knew what was coming.
I'll be starting this over the weekend. I've been wanting to read this for quite awhile.
What are you reading this weekend?