One of Reyna’s teachers at Pasadena City College who becomes her friend and mentor, and takes her in when Natalio’s abuse becomes unbearable. Diana believes in Reyna’s talent as a writer and gives her many books by Latina writers to read. With Diana’s love and care, Reyna begins to understand her worth, and with Diana’s encouragement, Reyna applies to prestigious schools, scholarship programs, and writing contests that allow her to see her own potential as a writer and scholar.
Diana Savas Character Timeline in The Distance Between Us
The timeline below shows where the character Diana Savas appears in The Distance Between Us. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book Two: Chapter 22
...that is part of the requirements for transfer to a four-year college. Her instructor is Diana Savas, a Greek-American woman who speaks Spanish. The first assignment Savas gives to the class... (full context)
Book Two: Chapter 23
Book Two: Chapter 24
Book Two: Epilogue
...for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She hopes to be an inspirational teacher, like Diana. She teaches immigrant children and finds that, like her, all of the children she teaches... (full context)