Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, and the sequel, A Dream Called Home. Her other works include the novels Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies and The Distance Between Us young readers edition. Her books have been adopted as the common read selection by schools, colleges, and cities across the country. Her two newest titles are A Ballad of Love and Glory, a novel set during the Mexican-American War, and an anthology by and about undocumented Americans called Somewhere We Are Human: Authentic Voices on Migration, Survival and New Beginnings, which she co-edited. Reyna has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, a Latino Spirit Award, and a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. The Distance Between Us was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards.