Now, in addition to being a published author, Reyna Grande is an important public voice for Mexican - Americans and immigrants of every origin. She is an active promoter of Latino literature and is a well-known and highly regarded speaker at high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation. Grande is now a United States citizen living in Los Angeles, teaching novel writing at UCLA Extension, and working on her next novel.
: Reyna Grande reads and discusses The Distance Between Us: A Memoir on October 17, 2012 (43:53 minutes). Published on December 5, 2012
Award-winning author Reyna Grande has adapted her 2012 best-selling memoir and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Distance Between Us, for adolescent readers (S. & S./Aladdin, Sept. 2016). Grande caught up with SLJ to discuss immigration, the immigrant experience, and tips for librarians on how to welcome and support these often underserved populations. Grande will be speaking at on August 10 as part of the “Stranger than Fiction” panel. Register for the !