Join us for Notre Dame High School’s 17th annual ND Reads event with author Reyna Grande. We will be discussing her memoir, “A Dream Called Home,” which chronicles her journey as a first-generation American, college student and writer.
This event is FREE and open to the community. Refreshments will be served and you will have the opportunity to have your book signed by the author.
As an immigrant in an unfamiliar country, with an indifferent mother and abusive father, Reyna had few resources at her disposal. Taking refuge in words, Reyna’s love of reading and writing 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 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.
Courtesy of Simon & Schuster