Before We Were Free

ISBN-10: 044023784X

ISBN-13: 9780440237846

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

Authors: Julia Alvarez

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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 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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Book details

List price: $6.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 4/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Julia Alvarez is a writer and a poet. She was born in the Dominican Republic. Alvarez wrote novels and poetry including How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent and In the Time of the Butterflies. Her poetry is collected in the book The Other Side of El Otro Lado. Alverez won the PEN Oakland/Jefferson Miles Award for excellence in 1991 for How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accent and was nominated for the 1995 National Book Critics Circle Award for In the Time of the Butterflies.

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