Related Materials

Also by Reyna Grande

Across a Hundred Mountains (2007)

Dancing with Butterflies (2009)

The Distance Between Us: Young Readers edition (2017)

Recommended by Reyna Grande:


Isabel Allende

Julia Álvarez

Ana Castillo

Laura Esquivel

Kahlil Gibran

Tomás Rivera

Juan Rulfo


Fiction Titles

Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kinkaid (1996)

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (2008)

Bloodline by Joe Jiménez (2016)

Caspian Rain by Gina B. Nahai (2007)

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan (2002, Elementary grades)

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (1991)

The Moths and Other Stories by Helena Maria Viramontes (1995)

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (2012, Rochester Reads selection for 2014)

Train to Trieste by Domnica Radulescu (2008)

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia-McCall (2011, Young Adult)

We the Animals by Justin Torres (2011)



Almost a Woman by Esmeralda Santiago (1999)

Autobiography of My Hungers by Rigoberto González (2013)

Butterfly Boy by Rigoberto González (2006)

A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernández (2014)

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings by Margarita Engle (2015)

When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago (2008)


Additional Fiction titles

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (2009, Rochester Reads selection for 2013)

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez (2010, grades 4-7)

Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories edited by Jorge F. Hernandez (2008)


Additional Nonfiction titles

The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona

Borderlands by Margaret Regan (2010)

The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea (2004)

La Frontera/Borderlands: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldua (1987)


Films about immigration/immigrant experience

Avalon (1990)

A Better Life (2011)

Brooklyn (2015)

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

In America (2002)

Maria Full of Grace (2004)

The Namesake (2006)

The New Americans (2003, documentary)

Strangers than Paradise (1984)

Sugar (2008)

The Visitor (2007)

Who is Dayani Cristal? (2013, documentary)