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Before We Were Free
by Julia Alvarez


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780440237846
  • ISBN-10: 044023784X
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf Library
  • Publish Date: April 2004
  • Page Count: 192
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP

Series: Laurel-Leaf Books Readers Circle

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - Hispanic & Latino
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - General

 
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