Latino/a Caucus' Second Annual Lecture Series
Reyna Grande, "Crossing Borders: An Author's Journey Across a Hundred Mountains"
Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom A
Reyna Grande is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Across A Hundred Mountains (Atria 2006), for which she received an American Book Award (2007) and El Premio Aztlan Literary Award (2006). Her latest novel, Dancing with Butterflies, was published in October 2009 to rave reviews. It received a 2010 International Latino Book Award in its "Best Women's Issues" category. Born in Mexico in 1975, Grande was raised by her grandparents after her family left her behind while they worked in the U.S. She came to the U.S. at the age of nine as an undocumented immigrant and went on to become the first person in her family to obtain a higher education.