Reyna Grande is the author of two award-winning novels. ACROSS A HUNDRED MOUNTAINS received an American Book Award, and DANCING WITH BUTTERFLIES was the recipient of an International Latino Book Award. Reyna lives in Los Angeles.
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. Reyna finds solace from a violent home in books and writing, inspired by the Latina voices she reads.