Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. As a girl, she crossed the U.S.–Mexico border to join her family in Los Angeles, a harrowing journey she chronicled in The Distance Between Us, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. She is also the author of the novels Dancing with Butterflies and Across a Hundred Mountains. She lives in Woodland, CA with her husband and two children.

Books by this Author

A Dream Called Home (Spanish edition)
A Dream Called Home
Atria Español Presenta: Lo major de literatura Mexicana
Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Things happen for a reason

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Film editor

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. mango sprinkled with chili powder

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. being straight-forward, goal-oriented, imaginative

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.

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