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Book Title: Before We Were Free (Lib)(CD)|
The author of the book: Julia Alvarez
ISBN 13: 9781400089956
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 12.49 MB
Edition: Listening Library
Date of issue: July 13th 2004
Read full description of the books Before We Were Free (Lib)(CD):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."
Read information about the authorJulia Álvarez was born in New York City. Her parents moved back to the Dominican Republic when Álvarez was 3 months old and she was raised there until she was 10, when the family moved back to NYC.
She is currently writer-in-residence at Middlebury College and the owner of a coffee farm named Alta Gracia, near Jarabacoa in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. The farm hosts a school to teach local farmers and their families how to read and write.
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