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 Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature
Atria Español Presenta: Lo major de literatura Mexicana
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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 best quality?

A. I'm passionate about my work.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Plastic shopping bags and Americans' obsession with their lawns

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. A great imagination

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

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

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