The Book of Rosy: A Mother's Story of Separation at the Border by Rosayra Pablo Cruz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Painful and heart-wrenching, this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the difficult lives Guatemalans face in their home country that force them to make the trek and cross over to the United States. Rosy’s personal account of the trials she faced in Guatemala, her journey to United States, her time in a ICE detention center, her forced separation from her children, continued detainment, and more, is beautifully written yet difficult to read. The story is so well thought-out and outlined in such a way that creates a well-rounded and complete picture. This is an inspirational must-read about hope and faith, determination in the face of extreme opposition, and the amazing community that has rallied around these women and families who have suffered from “zero-tolerance” policies.
NetGalley gave me an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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