Read The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande-fReado
The Story Behind This Book
When Reyna was two years old, her father left her in Mexico when he left for the U.S. to search for work. Two years later, her mother made her own journey north. It would be eight years when Reyna would finally come to the U.S. herself as an undocumented child immigrant, but by then her family had disintegrated and immigration had taken its toll. This experience left Reyna deeply scarred, but with a strong desire to succeed. She chose to tell the story of her childhood and young adulthood to encourage others to pursue their own dreams.