Everything you need to understand or teach The Distance Between Us by Grande, Reyna.
The Distance Between Us is a memoir by Reyna Grande. Grande recounts her experience of growing up in an impoverished village in Mexico and dreaming of life in America. She describes the sorrow of being abandoned when her parents crossed the border, the close relationship she developed with her siblings, and her experience of eventually crossing the border illegally. The book explores themes of immigrant identity, childhood trauma, familial dysfunction, and the desire for belonging. The book is ultimately a testament to the power of hope when following one's dreams.