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Before We Were Free

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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:
9780756940836
Author:
Alvarez, Julia
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Dominican Republic
Subject:
Revolutions
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Laurel-Leaf
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.80x4.30x.70 in. .35 lbs.

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Product details pages Perfection Learning - English 9780756940836 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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