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Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the governments secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillos dictatorship.

Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind.

From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girls struggle to be free.

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About the Author

Julia Alvarez grew up in the Dominican Republic before emigrating to the United States at the age of 10. She now lives in Vermont, where she is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College.

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basketballpink, May 25, 2006 (view all comments by basketballpink)
Omg I loved this book. It has very sad parts and very happy parts. At first I thought the book was very boring but then I kept reading it and I thought it turned out to be a fantastic book. It has some very big shocks. A lot of the things that happened I didn't think that was going to happen. I LOVED this book.
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Product Details

Alvarez, Julia
Laurel Leaf Library
Family - General
Social Situations - General
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Children's Baby - Sociology
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Social Issues - General
Dominican Republic
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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Mass market paperback
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Grade Level:
from 7
6.86x4.18x.56 in. .22 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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