“From bestselling author Reyna Grande—whose remarkable memoir, The Distance Between Us, has become required reading in schools across the country—comes an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time.”
Author Reyna Grande will visit Yuma Wednesday, March 1st, to lead two community discussions:
Wednesday, March 1st • 1:00-2:00 p.m.
AZ Western College – Academic Library
2020 S Ave 8 E, Yuma, AZ 85365
Wednesday, March 1st • 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Main Library - 1st Floor Meeting Rooms
2951 S 21st Drive Yuma, AZ 85364
Born in Mexico, Reyna was two years old when her father left for the U.S. to find work. Her mother followed her father north two years later, leaving Reyna and her siblings behind in Mexico. In 1985, when Reyna was going on ten, she entered the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant. She later went on to become the first person in her family to graduate from college.
After attending Pasadena City College for two years, Reyna obtained a B.A. in creative writing and film & video from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She later received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University. Now, in addition to being a published author, she is also an active promoter of Latino literature and is a sought-after speaker at high schools, colleges, and universities across the nation.
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