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Before We Were Free - Julia Alvarez
Before We Were Free
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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 government's secret police terrorize her remaining family because of... show more
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.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780440237846 (044023784X)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 Before We Were Free
This book is historic fiction for the middle grade student. The story takes place in 1961, during a time of great unrest in the Dominican Republic. Rafael Trujillo was the brutal dictator who had ruled with an iron thumb for decades. An Underground group developed a plan to assassinate him. America’...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 Before We Were Free
This book is historic fiction for the middle grade student. The story takes place in 1961, during a time of great unrest in the Dominican Republic. Rafael Trujillo was the brutal dictator who had ruled with an iron thumb for decades. An Underground group developed a plan to assassinate him. America’...
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue rated it
In 1960, Anita de la Torres is a twelve-year-old girl from a well-off family living in the Dominican Republic. She attends the American school and has never questioned her freedom to live in her country. Now, however, her school is closing for lack of pupils; most of her relatives have emigrated to ...
Racing Clouds
Racing Clouds rated it
3.0 Before We Were Free
I did not enjoy the novel Before We Were Free at all. Perhaps it was the genre, because I must admit I am strongly biased against historical fiction. Anita has never questioned her family's freedom living in the Dominican Republic in the 1960's. But relatives keep emigrating to the United States and...
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