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Now available in Spanish, the book Horn Book called “a realistic and compelling account of a girl growing up too quickly while coming to terms with the cost of freedom.”

I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don’t have to fly away from your country?

From award-winning author Julia Alvarez comes the story of Anita de la Torre, a 12-year-old girl living in the Dominican Republic in 1960. Most of her relatives have immigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared, Papi has been getting mysterious phone calls about butterflies and someone named Mr. Smith, and the secret police have started terrorizing her family for their suspected opposition to the country’s dictator. While Anita deals with a frightening series of events, she also struggles with her adolescence and her own personal flight to be free.

Synopsis:

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 Tio 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307576224
Publisher:
Laurel-Leaf Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States - Hispani
Translator:
Valenzuela, Liliana
Author:
Valenzuela, Liliana
Author:
Alvarez, Julia
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Children's Baby - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Foreign Languages - Spanish
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Spanish Young Adult
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Spanish-Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Foreign Language-Spanish Chapter Books
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040413
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
Spanish
Pages:
192

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Product details 192 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780307576224 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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 Tio 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.

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