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Before We Were Free (Laurel-Leaf Books Readers Circle)

Before We Were Free (Laurel-Leaf Books Readers Circle)
Author: Julia Alvarez
ISBN 13: 9780440237846
ISBN 10: 44023784
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Publication Date: 2004-04-13
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $6.99

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.

Publishers Weekly

In what PW called "pitch-perfect narration," in a starred review, a 12-year old girl living in the Dominican Republic in 1960 relates the terrors of her country's regime and the attempt to overthrow Trujillo's dictatorship. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.