Before We Were Free (Laurel-Leaf Books Readers Circle) (Prebound)

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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 T o 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.

About the Author

Julia Alvarez grew up in the Dominican Republic before emigrating to the United States at the age of 10. She now lives in Vermont, where she is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780613722698
ISBN-10: 0613722698
Publisher: Turtleback
Publication Date: January 1st, 2002
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Laurel-Leaf Books Readers Circle