Behind the Scenes with Reyna Grande, author of ‘A Ballad of Love and Glory.’

Reyna Grande takes us behind the scenes and under the hood of her latest novel ‘A Ballad of Love and Glory.’ Tune in to find out what Irish immigrants and Latino immigrants to the US had in common. And if you didn’t know that the US-Mexico border started just below Oregon as late as 1821, this is the episode for you.

Reyne Grande is an award-winning author who released her latest novel, A Ballad of Love and Glory, in March. She’s also written the memoirs The Distance Between Usand A Dream Called Home, the novels Across a Hundred Mountains (Atria, 2006) and Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009). 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. In 2015 she was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature and a Latino Spirit Award in 2021. 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.

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