Author Reyna Grande To Visit Bermuda

August 17, 2019

Award winning writer Reyna Grande will be visiting Bermuda in September to discuss her experiences as an undocumented child immigrant to the US at a Meet The Author event at Somersfield Academy.

She will be discussing the new young reader’s edition of her bestselling 2012 memoir The Distance Between Us, a coming-of-age story about her life before and after coming to the US.

Mexican-born writer Reyna Grande is attending a Meet The Author event in Bermuda in September

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Ms Grande’s other works include the novels Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies. Her books are now on the reading lists of schools and colleges in both the US and other countries.

Born in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, Reyna was two years old when her father left for the US to find work. Her mother followed her father north two years later, leaving Reyna and her siblings behind in Mexico. In 1985, when she was nine, she entered the US as an undocumented immigrant, and later went on to become the first person in her family to graduate from college.

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Among the many other literary awards she has won, Ms Reyna’s young reader’s edition of The Distance Between Us was named the International Literacy Association Children’s Book of the Year.

The Bermuda event, sponsored by The Bookmart at Brown & Co., is being held at Somersfield Academy on Thursday, September 5. It gets underway at 5.45 pm.

Entry for students is free. Tickets are $12 for adults and available on

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