Since We Had to Cancel January (Sorry!),
February's Book will be The Distance Between Us, a Memoir by Reyna Grande!
About the Book:
From an award-winning novelist and motivational speaker, an eye-opening memoir about life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States.
Born in Mexico and raised by her grandparents after her parents left to find work in the U.S., at nine years old, Reyna enters the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant to live with her father. Filled with hope, she quickly realizes that life in America is far from perfect. Her father isn’t the man she dreamed about all those years in Mexico. His big dreams for his children are what gets them across the border, but his alcoholism and rage undermine all his hard work and good intentions. Reyna finds solace from a violent home in books and writing, inspired by the Latina voices she reads. After an explosive altercation, Reyna breaks away, going on to become the first person in her family to obtain a higher education, earning a college degree and then an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.
At a time when immigration politics are at a boiling point in America, Reyna Grande is an important public voice for Mexican Americans and immigrants of every origin. The Distance Between Us has the power to change minds and hearts.
- The Kids' Book Club is open to ALL KIDS in the 4th-6th grade.
- The cost is $5 to off-set the cost of snacks and such. Please purchase the book from Inkwood to partcipate.
- We ready a wide variety of books - from fantasy and mystery to historical fiction and contemporary stories. There's something for everyone!