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Author Reyna Grande Visits USM

Award-winning novelist Reyna Grande visited campus on Thursday, Feb. 8. She met with several student groups, including student affinity group Latin X, Global Scholars students, an Upper School Spanish class, and a 5th-grade class. She also presented to Upper School and Middle School students during assembly gatherings, where she spoke about immigration and the American dream. She ended the day with a creative writing workshop for Upper School students.

Students were able to discuss Grande’s most recent book, “The Distance Between Us,” in which she writes about her life before and after immigrating to the United States from Mexico. Born in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, Grande entered the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant when she was just 10 years old. She later became the first person in her family to graduate from college.

Grande’s visit coincided with the school’s celebration of Global Enrichment Week, which featured a Mariachi band in the Lower School.
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