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A dream called home : a memoir / Reyna Grande.

Grande, Reyna, (author.).
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  • 2 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 921 GRA (Text) 33187004461691 Nonfiction Checked out 11/28/2018
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 305.868 GRA (Text) 36626103986279 2nd Floor New Adult Reshelving -
Jay Co PL - Portland B G751r (Text) 76383000463338 Adult New Shelf, B Checked out 11/27/2018
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library B GR (Text) 30477101224776 Adult: New Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello 305.868 GRANDE (Text) 37743002290676 Adult New Book Shelf In process -

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  • ISBN: 9781501171420
  • ISBN: 1501171429
  • Physical Description: 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2018.

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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. With so few resources at her disposal, Reyna finds refuge in words, and it is her love of reading and writing that propels her to rise above until she achieves the impossible and is accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz. Although her acceptance is a triumph, the actual experience of American college life is intimidating and unfamiliar for someone like Reyna, who is now once again estranged from her family and support system. Again, she finds solace in words, holding fast to her vision of becoming a writer, only to discover she knows nothing about what it takes to make a career out of a dream. 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 Reynas 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.
Subject: Grande, Reyna
University of California, Santa Cruz > Students > Biography.
University of California, Santa Cruz > Students > 20th century.
Mexican Americans > California > Biography.
Mexican American women authors > Biography.
Teachers > California > Los Angeles > Biography.
Mexican Americans > California > Social conditions > 20th century.
Iguala de la Independencia (Mexico) > Biography.
Mexico > Emigration and immigration > Social aspects.
United States > Emigration and immigration > Social aspects.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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