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Before we were free, Julia Alvarez

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Before we were free
Title
Before we were free
Statement of responsibility
Julia Alvarez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo
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Title
Before we were free
Creator
Summary
In the Dominican Republic of 1960, Anita de la Torre is baffled when her "best-friend cousins" suddenly leave the country for the U.S. and the secret police show up at her extended family's compound. When her uncle disappears and her parents seem increasingly nervous and secretive, Anita begins keeping a diary to sort things out. This novel describes -- from a young girl's perspective -- the bloody rule of the dictator General Trujillo and the attempts to overthrow his regime. -- Description by Rebecca Honeycutt
Subject
Genre
Pace
Tone
Award
  • Americas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2002.
  • Pura Belpre Award for Narrative, 2004.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2003
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
076702
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.A48
LC item number
Be 2002
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890
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
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http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Julia Alvarez
Before we were free, Julia Alvarez

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