The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition - Reyna Grande
With The Distance Between Us (Aladdin, $17.99) in today’s divisive political climate, author Reyna Grande felt compelled to share her personal experience of the problems that all too many immigrant families face. As children, Reyna and her siblings were left to endure a life of lonely deprivation with their hostile extended family in Mexico while both parents worked in the United States. Eventually, Reyna’s father returned to lead the children on a harrowing journey across the border so that they could reunite with their mother and begin a new life together in Los Angeles. Despite the constant strain that their immigrant status put on the family, Reyna persevered and became the first family member to graduate from college. The young readers’ edition of Grande’s inspiring memoir will help children appreciate the courage and fortitude of immigrants from all countries. Ages 10-14.