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Timberland Reads Together - 2017

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Timberland Reads Together


October 2017

13th annual Timberland Reads Together (TRT) features the works of Reyna Grande


To find out more about her books, eBooks and audiobooks, search Reyna Grande in the library catalog. Check out the full lineup of programs.  View the complete TRT Event Guide. If you have attended one the TRT events, please fill out a short survey, available in English or Spanish.

Timberland Reads Together - 2017

Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. She has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the International Latino Book Award. In 2012, she was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards, and in 2015 she was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. Her works have been published internationally in Norway, South Korea, and Mexico.

Her novels, Across a Hundred Mountains, (Atria, 2006) and Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009) were published to critical acclaim. In her latest book, The Distance Between Us, ( Atria, 2012) Reyna writes about her life before and after emigrating from Mexico to the United States. An inspirational coming-of-age story about the pursuit of a better life, The Distance Between Us is now available as a young readers edition from Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division–Aladdin. It has received a 2017 Honor Book Award for the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and a 2016 Eureka! Honor Awards from the California Reading Association.

Reyna Grande will present at five events across the library service area between October 25-28. Look for more information on these author events coming soon.

Timberland Reads Together (TRT) is an annual program of the Timberland Regional Library that promotes and celebrates reading and community. One book or author is chosen each year that has widespread appeal across various interests. Everyone in the five-county library district is encouraged to read the author’s works and to attend free book discussions, author presentations, live performances and programs throughout this fall at local Timberland libraries and other venues.

In its 13th year of success in bringing communities together and adding a richness and depth to the experience of reading, Timberland Reads Together exemplifies Timberland Regional Library’s mission to provide information, resources, services and places where all people are free to read, learn, connect and grow.

Previous TRT Programs

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