Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. As a girl, she crossed the US–Mexico border to join her family in Los Angeles, a harrowing journey chronicled in The Distance Between Us, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist that has been adopted as the common read selection by over twenty schools and colleges and fourteen cities across the country. Her other books include the novels Across a Hundred Mountains, winner of a 2007 American Book Award, and Dancing with Butterflies, and The Distance Between Us, Young Reader’s Version. She lives in Woodland, CA with her husband and two children. Visit ReynaGrande.com.

Books by this Author

En búsqueda de un sueño (A Dream Called Home Spanish edition)
A Dream Called Home
Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature
Atria Español Presenta: Lo major de literatura Mexicana
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BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ
1520 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
OCT 2
BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ
1520 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
OCT 3
AVID READER
617 Second St.
Davis, CA 95616
OCT 4
VROMAN'S BOOKSTORE
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
OCT 5

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Things happen for a reason

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet Frida Kahlo. I would thank her for her strength and perseverance, which has inspired not only me but thousands of Latinas.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Dying and leaving my children to be raised by someone else. Not being there to see them grow up.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. J.K. Rowling

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Becoming the first person in my family to graduate from college.

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