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Provost Summer Read Program

Author's Visit: Diane Guerrero

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Diane Guerrero, author of In The Country We Love: My Family Divided, will engage the university community in a discussion of her work in fall 2018. The event is presented by the Office of the Provost as part of the Provost Summer Read Program.

Overview

The Provost Summer Read Program is built around a common book that is read over the summer by all first year students. This year's book is In The Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero. After first year students arrive on campus to begin their fall semester of classes, they will participate in a meaningful dialogue with faculty and your peers, inside and out of the classroom.

In the Country We Love BookAbout the Book

Through this poignant and timely work, actress Diane Guerrero personalizes immigration reform conversations by sharing her own story.  In chronicling the challenges faced by Ms. Guerrero and her family, In the Country We Love provides the Class of 2022 with a unique perspective to consider on the journey to self-discovery while also examining the importance of support systems.

About the Author

Diane Guerrero is an actress on the hit shows Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She volunteers with the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as well as with Mi Familia Vota, an organization that promotes civic involvement. She has been named an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House. She lives in New York City.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Provost Summer Read Program is built around a common book read by all first-year students during the summer. The book selected for 2018 is In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero.

The Office of the Provost is pleased to provide first-year students with a copy of the book which will be distributed during the summer. Students can buy additional or replacement copies at the University bookstore or other retail outlets. Electronic versions can also be purchased through popular bookselling websites.

All incoming freshmen will read the selected book and participate in a meaningful dialogue with faculty and your peers, inside and out of the classroom.
We are eager to answer your questions and provide further information about this program. Please email one of our program specialists at psrbook@uh.edu for a prompt reply.