Award-winning author Reyna Grande will talk about her new memoir, The Distance Between Us, a personal, heart-wrenching, and ultimately triumphant story about her journey from Mexico to the United States. She learns that the separation between a parent and child can be measured as much in emotional distance and abandonment as it can be in miles. Grande offers an unprecedented look into the immigration experience and the reality that millions of people face each day.
Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. Her first novel, Across a Hundred Mountains, received a 2010 Latino Books Into Movies Award, a 2007 American Book Award, and the 2006 El Premio Aztlán Literary Award. Her second novel, Dancing with Butterflies was critically acclaimed and was the recipient of a 2010 International Latino Book Awards. Her memoir, The Distance Between Us, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.