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Fantastic News - Best Selling Author Reyna Grande’s Acclaimed new book: A DREAM CALLED HOME is out!

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Oct 03, 2018

We’re excited to announce the RELEASE of our Simon and Schuster Speaker Reyna Grande’s new book A DREAM CALLED HOME on sale Oct 2nd! buy here


ABOUT A DREAM CALLED HOME

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.

When Reyna Grande was nine-years-old, she walked across the US–Mexico border in search of a home, desperate to be reunited with the parents who had left her behind years before for a better life in the City of Angels. What she found instead was an indifferent mother, an abusive, alcoholic father, and a school system that belittled her heritage. Through it all, Reyna is determined to make the impossible possible, going from undocumented immigrant of little means to “a fierce, smart, shimmering light of a writer” (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild); a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist “speak[ing] for millions of immigrants whose voices have gone unheard” (Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street); and a proud mother of two beautiful children who will never have to know the pain of poverty and neglect.

Told in Reyna’s exquisite, heartfelt prose, A Dream Called Home demonstrates how, by daring to pursue her dreams, Reyna was able to build the one thing she had always longed for: a home that would endure.


REYNA GRANDE AT THE PODIUM

Best-selling author, Reyna Grande, is an inspirational speaker with a timely story and message. At the podium, Reyna shares her first-person account of being an undocumented immigrant navigating through life in the United States of America while pursuing her dreams of being a writer, creating a home for her family, and inspiring many in the immigrant community to never give up hope.

As a talented author, Reyna draws from personal experience and empathy to discuss critical issues of our time and becoming a guiding light for many immigrants whose voices go unheard. She advocates for the importance of following dreams and never giving up.


PRAISE FOR A DREAM CALLED HOME

“Candid and emotionally complex, Grande's book celebrates one woman's tenacity in the face of hardship and heartbreak while offering hope to other immigrants as they "fight to remain" and make their voices heard in a changing America. A heartfelt, inspiring, and relevant memoir.”
— Kirkus Reviews

"[...]in A Dream Called Home, [Grande] deftly recounts her distinctly less dramatic college years and her crooked path to a successful literary career. Grande's engaging and frank narrative flows painlessly, leaving no stones unturned as she recalls romantic missteps, complete with cringeworthy moments. She carries off these scenes and the accompanying interior dialogues with humor and panache."
— Booklist

“Told in Reyna’s exquisite, heartfelt prose, A Dream Called Home demonstrates how, by daring to pursue her dreams, Reyna was able to build the one thing she had always longed for: a home that would endure.”
— BookBub

“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.”
— Bookreporter.com

“Told in Reyna’s exquisite, heartfelt prose, A Dream Called Home demonstrates how, by daring to pursue her dreams, Reyna was able to build the one thing she had always longed for: a home that would endure.”
— La Bloga