Before We Were Free

Before We Were Free

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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 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.
Publisher: New York : A. Knopf, c2002.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375915444
0375915443
9780375815447
0375815449
Branch Call Number: j F ALVAREZ
Characteristics: 167 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.

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Jul 18, 2016

This book was very sad!

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Lussanda
Jun 13, 2016

This book rocked! Loved it!

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violet_cat_3927
Jun 24, 2015

I hated the ending because I thought the men deserved to live.

ChristchurchLib Nov 05, 2013

"In the Dominican Republic of 1960, Anita de la Torre is baffled when her "best-friend cousins" suddenly leave the country for the U.S. and the secret police show up at her extended family's compound. When her uncle disappears and her parents seem increasingly nervous and secretive, Anita begins keeping a diary to sort things out. This novel describes - from a young girl's perspective - the bloody rule of the dictator General Trujillo and the attempts to overthrow his regime." Teen Scene November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=695748

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