A Dream Called Home

A Memoir
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.78 hours)
Product Number: Z100139531
Released: Oct 02, 2018
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ISBN: #9781508268116
Narrator/s: Yareli Arizmendi
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From bestselling author Reyna Grande—whose 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.

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Author(s): Reyna Grande
Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2018

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Author(s): Reyna Grande
Narrator(s): Yareli Arizmendi
Product Number DD40101
Released: Oct 02, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508268130
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Author(s): Reyna Grande
Product Number EB00724630
Released: Oct 02, 2018
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781501171444

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