Before We Were Free Julia Alvarez

Before We Were Free

Author: Julia Alvarez
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Before We Were Free
Julia Alvarez
A new paperback edition of Julia Alvarez's beloved Pura Belpr winner about life in Trujillo's Dominican Republic. "Diary entries written by a child while in hiding will remind readers of Anne Frank's story." --SLJ Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her twelfth birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have immigrated to the United States, her T o Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government's secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition to Trujillo's iron-fisted rule. 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. A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year Winner of the Am ricas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature Winner of the Pura Belpr AwardAn ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young AdultsAn ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book "A stirring work of art." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "A realistic and compelling account of a girl growing up too quickly while coming to terms with the cost of freedom." --The Horn Book, Starred Review "Diary entries written by the child while in hiding will remind readers of Anne Frank's story. . . . Readers will bite their nails as the story moves to its inexorable conclusion." --SLJ "Alvarez's story will spark intense discussion about politics and family." --BooklistBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Julia AlvarezPublisher: EmberPublished: 03/27/2018ISBN: 9780399555497Pages: 208Weight: 0.40lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.70w x 0.50dAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 60706 / Before We Were FreeReading Level: 5.6 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 8

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