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The Book of Rosy

The Book of Rosy

A Mother's Story of Separation at the Border

Book - 2020
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"When Rosayra “Rosy” Pablo Cruz made the agonizing decision to seek asylum in the United States with two of her children, she knew the journey would be arduous, dangerous, and quite possibly deadly. But she had no choice: violence—from gangs, from crime, from spiraling chaos—was making daily life hell. Rosy knew her family’s one chance at survival was to flee Guatemala and go north. After a brutal journey that left them dehydrated, exhausted, and nearly starved, Rosy and her two little boys arrived at the Arizona border. Almost immediately they were seized and forcibly separated by government officials under the Department of Homeland Security’s new “zero tolerance” policy. To her horror Rosy discovered that her flight to safety had only just begun. In [this book], with an unprecedented level of sharp detail and soulful intimacy, Rosy tells her story, aided by Julie Schwietert Collazo, founder of Immigrant Families Together, the grassroots organization that reunites mothers and children. She reveals the cruelty of the detention facilities, the excruciating pain of feeling her children ripped from her arms, the abiding faith that staved off despair—and the enduring friendship with Julie, which helped her navigate the darkness and the bottomless Orwellian bureaucracy. A gripping account of the human cost of inhumane policies, [this book] is also a paean to the unbreakable will of people united by true love, a sense of justice, and hope for a better future"--
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062941923
Branch Call Number: JV6600 .P34 2020
JV6600 .P34 2020
362.87 Pablo Cruz
362.87 Pablo Cruz
Characteristics: vi, 248 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Collazo, Julie Schwietert - Author

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