April 6, 2019

Home Is Stronger Than a Wall with Alfredo Corchado, Reyna Grande & Jean Guerrero

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  •    |   Location of Session: Rogers Hall
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 11:15 AM
  •    |   Signing Location: Southwest School of Art Parking Lot

About the Authors

Alfredo Corchado

Alfredo Corchado is the México Border correspondent for The Dallas Morning News. He is a Nieman, Lannan, USMEX, Woodrow Wilson, and Rockefeller fellow and the winner of the Maria Moors Cabot and Elijah Parish Lovejoy Awards for Courage in Journalism. Corchado lives in Mexico City but calls the border home. He is the author of Midnight in Mexico and Homelands.

Reyna Grande - The San Antonio Book Festival

Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is the recipient of the 2015 Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. Her first novel, Across a Hundred Mountains, received a 2006 El Premio Aztlan Literary Award, a 2007 American Book Award, and a 2010 Latino Books Into Movies Award. Her second novel, Dancing with Butterflies was critically acclaimed and was the recipient of a 2010 International Latino Book Award, Best Women’s Issues, and a 2010 Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club Selection. She was also a 2003 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow. The Distance Between Us was a 2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalist and has been selected by numerous city-wide read programs. Her latest book is titled A Dream Called Home.

Photo credit: Imran Chaudhry

Jean Guerrero

Jean Guerrero is an Emmy-winning investigative journalist and the PEN-winning author of Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir, which explores her search for truth about her father, a Mexican immigrant who crosses borders both real and illusory. She contributes to NPR, PBS, PRI’s The World and other public media. Months before Trump’s family separations captured national attention, her reporting about the practice was cited by a Congressional inquiry. She started her career at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires as a correspondent in Mexico City, trekking through mountains with coffee smugglers, opium poppy producers and maize farmers across Latin America. She was named “Latina Journalist On The Rise” from one of the 15 most influential Latina journalists by CCNMA.


Nathan Roter

A licensed social worker, Nathan Andre Roter manages the RAICES Bond Fund, a Texas-based fund that gets people out of immigrant detention. Prior to his work at RAICES, he was the project manager at the Dilley Pro Bono Project, a pro bono legal aid operation providing universal representation to detained mothers and children at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. He holds a Master’s degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago.
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