Before We Were Free

By Julia Alvarez
(Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440237846, 192pp.)

Publication Date: April 13, 2004

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Description
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.

"From the Hardcover edition.




About the Author
Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960 at the age of ten. A novelist, poet, and essayist, she is the author of nineteen books, including "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, ""In the Time of the Butterflies "a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Selection "Yo!, Something to Declare, In the Name of Salome, Saving the""World, A Wedding in Haiti, "and "The Woman I Kept to Myself". Her work has garnered wide recognition, including the 2013 National Medal of Arts, a Latina Leader Award in Literature in 2007 from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the 2002 Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the 2000 Woman of the Year by "Latina" magazine, and inclusion in the New York Public Library s 1996 program The Hand of the Poet: Original Manuscripts by 100 Masters, from John Donne to Julia Alvarez. A writer-in-residence at Middlebury College, Alvarez and her husband, Bill Eichner, established Alta Gracia, an organic coffee farm literacy arts center, in her homeland, the Dominican Republic.
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