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Thursday, March 21 • 10:30am - 11:45am
From Immigration to Transformation: Reyna Grande and the Power of Storytelling

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Reyna Grande entered the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant at 9-1/2 years old. Now, she is an award-winning writer and author of four books, including the national bestseller, The Distance Between Us/La Distancia Entre Nosotros. Suffering from her immigrant trauma, Grande learned to use her writing as an act of celebration and transformation. What power do stories hold? Why is it important for students to tell their truth and celebrate their experiences? Come hear about how storytelling can play a crucial role in the growth of your students. Book signing immediately following session.

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Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, (Atria, 2012) where she writes about her experiences as an undocumented child immigrant and English Language Learner. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home (Atria), was released on October 2018... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency B