“I have always felt wholly American, and yet, my identity is inextricably linked to my parents’ homeland and Honduran culture,” Ferrera said in a statement. “I have yearned my whole life to see my complex cultural identity reflected in the larger American narrative. I am proud to share these personal stories that honor and reflect the experiences of so many Americans.”
The book will be published by Gallery Books and will release in September. Ferrera is donating a portion of her proceeds Immigrants We Get the Job Done Coalition, which includes 12 nonprofit organizations that provide support to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers throughout the United States.