Heritage Month: Reyna Grande

Date: September 24, 2019

Time: 12:30-2 p.m.

Location: Performing Arts Center Auditorium

  • Palo Alto College, Featured, Faculty & Staff, Students, Alumni, Community, Arts & Culture

Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoir The Distance Between Us (2012) in which she writes about her life before and after immigrating from Mexico to the United States. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home, was released on Oct. 2, 2018. Her other works include the critically-acclaimed novels, Across a Hundred Mountains (2006), and Dancing with Butterflies (2009). The Distance Between Us is also available as a young readers edition from Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division–Aladdin.

Grande has received several book awards including the American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the International Latino Book Award. She was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. The young readers version of The Distance Between Us has received several awards including the Honor Book Award for the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, a Eureka! Honor Awards from the California Reading Association, and an International Literacy Association Children’s Book Award.

A book signing will follow the plática.

***Free food provided***

Sponsored by Center for Mexican American Studies, Student Life, and Student Activities Fee.