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Before We Were Free

by Julia Alvarez

eBook

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.

From the Hardcover edition.


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Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: December 18, 2007

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780307433176
  • Release date: December 18, 2007

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780307433176
  • File size: 736 KB
  • Release date: December 18, 2007


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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.6
Lexile® Measure:890
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

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.

From the Hardcover edition.


Expand title description text