Award winning author and inspirational speaker
Reyna Grande is the author of The Distance Between Us and A Dream Called Home, as well as the novels Across a Hundred Mountains (Atria, 2006) and Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009). She came to the United States as an undocumented child immigrant from Mexico.
Awards & Recognitions
San Juan College One Book/One Community 2020-2021. Florida International University Common Reading Selection. Northern Kentucky University, Cal State University-Monterey Bay, and Avila University are celebrating their Common Reading Experiences. One Book/One Villanova, Villanova University, PA. 2015
Is Reyna Grande married?
Grande, who is now a married mother of two, is currently on a national book tour.
What did Reyna Grande major in?
Grande transferred from Pasadena City College in 1996 to UC Santa Cruz, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and film and video, as well as a master’s degree in creative writing from Antioch University.
How old is Reyna Grande?
Reyna, a Duelist from Mexico, is one of the VALORANT Agents.
Where is Reyna Grande from?
When Reyna is two years old, her father leaves Iguala for the other side (El Otro Lado).
What is the message of Across a Hundred Mountains?
Across a Hundred Mountains depicts the dangers of immigration and crossing the US border, the heartbreaking cycle of poverty, and the shattered family ties and identities of those who survive.
Is the distance between us a true story?
Reyna Grande describes her childhood growing up on the border between the United States and Mexico in this inspirational and unflinchingly honest memoir, and sheds light on the experiences, fears, and hopes of those who choose to make the perilous journey across the border.
What high school did Reyna Grande go to?
Reyna’s creative writing carried her through college, graduate school, and on to her goal of becoming a writer. In college, she also joined a folklu00f3rico dance group, which provided her with another important creative outlet.
Who are the main characters in the distance between us?
Characters’ Distance from Each Other
- Mago Grande Rodriguez.
- Carlos Grande Rodriguez.
- Mila Grande.
- Abuela Evila.
- Reyna Grande Rodriguez.
- Papi / Natalio Grande.
- Mami / Juana Rodriguez.
- Mila Grande.
Who is Reyna’s godly parent?
Reyna Avila Ramirez-Arellano, or simply Reyna, is a Roman demigod and one of Camp Jupiter’s Praetors. She is the daughter of Bellona.
Who is Reyna Grande now?
Reyna currently teaches creative writing at UCLA Extension and is working on her next novel, 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 country.
Who is Reyna’s mother?
The children are overcome with emotions as they see their mother for the first time in two and a half years; they are surprised, happy, and a little angry because their mother had promised to return within a year. Juana, Reyna’s mother, looks different from what Reyna remembers.