From a mother whose children were taken from her at the U.S. border by the American government in 2018 and another mother who helped reunite the family, a, true story about the immigration odyssey, family separation and reunification, and the power of individuals to band together to overcome even the most cruel and unjust circumstances.
... heartrending ... Ultimately inspiring and hopeful, The Book of Rosy offers an intimately detailed and personal account of two mothers' determination and strength. Rosy's poignant writing of the struggles facing Guatemalans and her firsthand experience of being in a 'literal and psychological prison' are bookended by the powerful advocacy efforts of another mother, Julie Schwietert Collazo ... 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.
... a story that will remain with readers, and likely motivate many of them to engage in advocacy and support on behalf of women and children who remain in the grip of America’s current policy toward asylum ... it is Rosy’s telling of her story that is stunningly moving as she describes the magnitude and the impact of the human tragedy taking place still ... How can those who read this compelling story of courage, commitment, connection, and love not want to share it with others?
From the first page of this account of a mother from Guatemala being separated from her sons at the southern U.S. border, readers are drawn into the wrenching impact of American immigration policy on parents and children ... offers an unflinching look at conditions in U.S. detention centers and a sobering reminder of the power of policy to change the course of lives.