The Book of Rosy: A Mother's Story of Separation at the Border

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$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
HarperOne
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.75 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062941923

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About the Author

Rosayra Pablo Cruz es madre de cuatro hijos. Era dueña de una pequeña tienda de ropa en Guatemala antes de llegar a los Estados Unidos. Ahora que vive en Nueva York, es la copresidenta de la Asociación de Padres y Maestros de su hijo mayor y está activa en su iglesia y comunidad.

Julie Schwietert Collazo es una escritora, editora y traductora bilingue (inglés-español), y ex terapeuta de artes creativas. Ha co-escrito y editado un libro sobre el Papa Francisco, que ha sido traducido a más de una docena de idiomas y es un bestseller en Italia. Su trabajo ha aparecido en varios medios de comunicación, incluyendo Outside, Scientific American, Discover, Latina, The Guardian y Time, y ha contribuido a varios libros. Vive en Nueva York.

Reviews

"A must read. Gripping, beautiful, heartbreaking and life-affirming. This intimate tale of one woman's journey across the border shines a light on the circumstances that have led thousands of women to risk all in order to give their children a safer, better life. It's a testament to the compassion of strangers and that in these troubled times, storytelling still has the power to increase our empathy and understanding. Reading this book will change you for the better."--J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions
"A deeply moving and very important book that tells the human story behind the tragedy of Central Americans seeking asylum in the US. This testament to the power of family, faith and community in the face of inhumane policies is gripping and eloquently and powerfully written. It ought to be read by everyone who claims to be an American. It ought to be read by everyone who is a citizen of the world."--John Perkins, New York Times bestselling Author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman and Touching the Jaguar
"I am forever astonished by Rosayra, for her unbelievable strength to share this story with us, while still healing from its traumas and fighting for asylum. The Book of Rosy is a brave recording of one of America's most shameful moments."--Christopher Soto, author of Sad Girl Poems
"[I]nspiring and hopeful, The Book of Rosy offers an intimately detailed and personal account of two mothers' determination and strength...A powerful, emotional perspective that demonstrates how one family's immigrant experience can transcend inflicted pain and trauma in order to become an example of abundant generosity and love."
--Shelf Awareness
"Offers an unflinching look at conditions in U.S. detention centers and a sobering reminder of the power of policy to change lives"
--Booklist
"[The] haunting and eloquent...narrative of a Guatemalan woman's desperate search for a better life.--Kirkus (STARRED Review)
"This memoir is a handbook for everyday activism." --Shondaland