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Reyna Grande is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel, Across a Hundred Mountains, which received a 2007 American Book Award and a 2006 El Premio Aztlan Literary Award. Dancing with Butterflies, her second novel, was the recipient of a 2010 International Latino Book Awards. Her third book, a memoir titled The Distance Between Us, is due to be published by Simon & Schuster on August 28, 2012. In this coming-of-age story, Grande chronicles her childhood in Mexico and being left behind when her parents immigrated to the U.S. in search of work, and her own journey to the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant at the age of nine where she went on to become the first in her family to obtain a higher education. She holds a B.A. and an M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing. She lives in Los Angeles.