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Before We Were Free
by Julia Alvarez


Overview - A new paperback edition of Julia Alvarez's beloved Pura Belpre winner about life in Trujillo's Dominican Republic. "Diary entries written by a child while in hiding will remind readers of Anne Frank's story." -- SLJ

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic.
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Overview
A new paperback edition of Julia Alvarez's beloved Pura Belpre winner about life in Trujillo's Dominican Republic. "Diary entries written by a child while in hiding will remind readers of Anne Frank's story." --SLJ

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her twelfth birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have immigrated 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 to Trujillo's iron-fisted rule.

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.

A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year
Winner of the Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
Winner of the Pura Belpre Award
An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

"A stirring work of art." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"A realistic and compelling account of a girl growing up too quickly while coming to terms with the cost of freedom." --The Horn Book, Starred Review

"Diary entries written by the child while in hiding will remind readers of Anne Frank's story. . . . Readers will bite their nails as the story moves to its inexorable conclusion." --SLJ

"Alvarez's story will spark intense discussion about politics and family." --Booklist

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780399555497
  • ISBN-10: 0399555498
  • Publisher: Ember
  • Publish Date: March 2018
  • Page Count: 208
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Young Adult Fiction > People & Places - United States - Hispanic & Latino
Books > Young Adult Fiction > Historical - General
Books > Young Adult Fiction > Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration

 
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