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The Resource A Dream Called Home

A Dream Called Home

Label
A Dream Called Home
Title
A Dream Called Home
Statement of responsibility
Reyna Grande
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Reyna Grande was nine-years-old, she walked across the US–Mexico border in search of a home, desperate to be reunited with the parents who had left her behind years before for a better life in the City of Angels. What she found instead was an indifferent mother, an abusive, alcoholic father, and a school system that belittled her heritage. With so few resources at her disposal, Reyna finds refuge in words, and it is her love of reading and writing that propels her to rise above until she achieves the impossible and is accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz. Although her acceptance is a triumph, the actual experience of American college life is intimidating and unfamiliar for someone like Reyna, who is now once again estranged from her family and support system. Again, she finds solace in words, holding fast to her vision of becoming a writer, only to discover she knows nothing about what it takes to make a career out of a dream. Through it all, Reyna is determined to make the impossible possible, going from undocumented immigrant of little means to “a fierce, smart, shimmering light of a writer” (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild); a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist “speak[ing] for millions of immigrants whose voices have gone unheard” (Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street); and a proud mother of two beautiful children who will never have to know the pain of poverty and neglect. Told in Reyna’s exquisite, heartfelt prose, A Dream Called Home demonstrates how, by daring to pursue her dreams, Reyna was able to build the one thing she had always longed for: a home that would endure
Summary
Describes the author's early experiences as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer who navigated racism and poverty to build a life for her family
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10734842
Cataloging source
DLC
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Grande, Reyna
Dewey number
305.868720794
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Autobiography
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
Label
A Dream Called Home
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_529777
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501171444
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Dream Called Home
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_529777
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501171444
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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