Reyna Grande at the Basalt Library!
Join Explore Booksellers and the Basalt Library for a fascinating discussion with Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us. Reyna will talk about her experience of growing up with her siblings in Mexico, under the care of her cruel grandmother, after her parents departed for the US. We will offer copies of her brave and timely memoir in English, in Spanish, and in its young adult version.
Here's what others are saying about Grande's memoir:
"I've been waiting for this book for decades. The American story of the new millennium is the story of the Latino immigrant, yet how often has the story been told by the immigrant herself? What makes Grande's beautiful memoir all the more extraordinary is that, through this hero's journey, she speaks for millions of immigrants whose voices have gone unheard.---Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street
"In this poignant memoir about her childhood in Mexico, Reyna Grande skillfully depicts another side of the immigrant experience--the hardships and heartbreaks of the children who are left behind." --Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize winner, and author of Enrique's Journey