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Before We Were Free

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Publisher Comments:

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 government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s 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 girl’s struggle to be free.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

Noticing that nearly all of her family has left the Dominican Republic for the United States, twelve-year-old Anita begins to question why and quickly comes to understand when her uncle suddenly disappears and her family becomes terrorized by the secret police. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.

Synopsis:

In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307433176
Publisher:
Dell Laurel-Leaf
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States - Hispani
Author:
Alvarez, Julia
Author:
Julia Alvarez
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Children's Baby - Sociology
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Dominican Republic
Subject:
Revolutions
Subject:
Children s-Belpre Award Winners
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Other
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040413
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
7-12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Age Level:
12-17

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Before We Were Free
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Product details 192 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780307433176 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Noticing that nearly all of her family has left the Dominican Republic for the United States, twelve-year-old Anita begins to question why and quickly comes to understand when her uncle suddenly disappears and her family becomes terrorized by the secret police. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.
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