We're excited to welcome author Reyna Grande for a discussion of her memoir A Dream Called Home. Please join us on Zoom on November 17, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Zoom link here
Reyna Grande at Monterey Bay, California. Courtesy Reyna Grande
Photo credit: UCSC Arts Division
Photo Credit: Ara Arbabzadeh
Audio Excerpt, Pgs 1-5 of the book, 6 min audio
Entrevista a Reyna Grande, 2013, 7 min video
My America:Reyna Grande on Writing & Belonging, 2019, 3 min video
Reyna's family: with her siblings & her mama; her mama; her abuela.
Reyna and her abuela, Mexico.
Paperback copies are available for check-out at both Cuesta campus libraries and at local public libraries.
A Dream Called Home is a memoir by the award-winning Mexican American author, Reyna Grande, and a sequel to her bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, highlighting her childhood experience crossing the US-Mexico border.
We now follow Reyna as a first-generation college student at UC Santa Cruz, far from her home in Los Angeles. Post-university, she struggles to pursue her dream to become a writer as she searches for personal happiness.
“Reyna Grande’s march towards her brilliant career astonishes me. She makes seemingly-disastrous choices, but bobs and floats through as buoyant as cork...Here is a life story so unbelievable, it could only be true.”
-Sandra Cisneros, bestselling author of The House on Mango Street
“This uplifting story of fortitude and resilience looks deeply into the complexities of immigration and one woman’s struggle to adapt and thrive in America. ”
-Publisher’s Weekly, STARRED Review
Other Books by Reyna Grande (English & Spanish language editions)
Publisher's Reading Group Guide (scroll down page)
https://www.simonandschuster.net/authors/Reyna-Grande/27097999 latest book