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Latinos Modelos Conferencia/Latino Role Models Conference 2020
February 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
| Cabrillo College Crocker Theater
Oradora Principal: Reyna Grande
La galardonada autora de La Distancia Entre Nosotros
ADMISIÓN GRATUITA para estudiantes (6th grado hasta la universidad) y sus familias
Se ofrece almuerzo
Mesas de información
Esta conferencia será en español con interpretación al inglés
Keynote Speaker: Reyna Grande
Award-winning author of The Distance Between Us
FREE ADMISSION for students and their families (6th grade through college)
The event will be in Spanish with English translation
Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, (Atria, 2012) where she writes about her life before and after she arrived in the United States from Mexico as an undocumented child immigrant. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home (Atria), was released in 2018. Her other works include the novels, Across a Hundred Mountains, (Atria, 2006) and Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009) which were published to critical acclaim. The Distance Between Us is also available as a young readers edition from Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division–Aladdin. Her books have been adopted as the common read selection by schools, colleges and cities across the country.
Reyna has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the International Latino Book Award. In 2012, she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards, and in 2015 she was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. The young reader’s version of The Distance Between Us received a 2017 Honor Book Award for the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and a 2016 Eureka! Honor Awards from the California Reading Association, and an International Literacy Association Children’s Book Award 2017.