The Resource A dream called home : a memoir, Reyna Grande

A dream called home : a memoir, Reyna Grande

Label
A dream called home : a memoir
Title
A dream called home
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Reyna Grande
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From bestselling author Reyna Grandewhose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country comes an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. When Reyna Grande was nine years old, she walked across the US-Mexico border in search of a home, desperate to be reunited with the parents who had left her behind years before for a better life in the City of Angels. What she found instead was an indifferent mother, an abusive, alcoholic father, and a school system that belittled her heritage. With so few resources at her disposal, Reyna finds refuge in words, and it is her love of reading and writing that propels her to rise above until she achieves the impossible and is accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz. Although her acceptance is a triumph, the actual experience of American college life is intimidating and unfamiliar for someone like Reyna, who is now once again estranged from her family and support system. Again, she finds solace in words, holding fast to her vision of becoming a writer, only to discover she knows nothing about what it takes to make a career out of a dream. Through it all, Reyna is determined to make the impossible possible, going from undocumented immigrant of little means to "a fierce, smart, shimmering light of a writer" (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild ); a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist "speak[ing] for millions of immigrants whose voices have gone unheard" (Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street ); and a proud mother of two beautiful children who will never have to know the pain of poverty and neglect. Told in Reyna's exquisite, heartfelt prose, A Dream Called Home demonstrates how, by daring to pursue her dreams, Reyna was able to build the one thing she had always longed for: a home that would endure
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grande, Reyna
Dewey number
305.868/720794
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
G664 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grande, Reyna
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Grande, Reyna
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican American women authors
  • Teachers
  • Iguala de la Independencia (Mexico)
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Mexican American women authors
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • California
  • California
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • United States
Label
A dream called home : a memoir, Reyna Grande
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781501171420
Lccn
2017053844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028528162
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022702787
  • (OCoLC)on1022702787
Label
A dream called home : a memoir, Reyna Grande
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781501171420
Lccn
2017053844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028528162
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1022702787
  • (OCoLC)on1022702787

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