Reyna Grande is the author of the best-selling memoir The Distance Between Us and its much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home. Her other works include the novels Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies. She is the recipient of an American Book Award, El Premio Aztlan Literary Award, and in 2015 she was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. Originally from Mexico, Reyna was nine years old when she crossed the border as an undocumented immigrant. Through her work, she advocates for the immigrant community and hopes to change hearts and minds one reader at a time.