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 Before We Were Free

Before We Were Free

Synopsis

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.

Book Details

Publisher

Laurel Leaf

Released

Dec 18, 2007

Language

english

ISBN

9780307433176

Age Level

Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
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