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Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is an award-winning author, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. As a young girl, she crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to join her family in Los Angeles, a harrowing journey chronicled in The Distance Between Us, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Grande’s most recent books are the anthology Somewhere We Are Human and the historical novel A Ballad of Love and Glory. She lives in Woodland, California, with her husband and two children.

Featured Book: A Ballad of Love and Glory



  • Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 1:00 p.m. – Crossing Mountains: A Journey from Undocumented Immigrant to Award-Winning Author – Oscar Larson PAC, Founders Recital Hall, Brookings
  • Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 4:00 p.m.Author Signing Event– Oscar Larson PAC, Room 140
  • Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 6: 30 p.m. – From Memoir to Fiction – Wilbert Square Event Center, Brookings

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