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BEFORE WE WERE FREE, Alvarez B3839

BEFORE WE WERE FREE, Alvarez

by Julia Alvarez | Paperback | SKU B3839
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A new paperback edition of Julia Alvarez's beloved Pura BelprU winner about life in Trujillo's Dominican Republic. oDiary entries written by a child while in hiding will remind readers of Anne Frank's story.o - SLJ a 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 TYo 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. a Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind. a From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl's struggle to be free. a A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year Winner of the AmUricas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature Winner of the Pura BelprU Award An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book oA stirring work of art.o - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review a oA realistic and compelling account of a girl growing up too quickly while coming to terms with the cost of freedom.o - The Horn Book, Starred Review a oDiary 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.o - SLJ a oAlvarez's story will spark intense discussion about politics and family.o - Booklist

Product Information

  • AR Level5.6
  • AR Quiz Number60706
  • AR Quiz Points8
  • AuthorJulia Alvarez
  • Guided Reading LevelZ
  • Page Count192
  • ISBN100399555498
  • ISBN139780399555497
  • PublisherRandom House Children's Books
  • Year Published2018
  • Grade Level7 - 12
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectHistorical fiction (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)
    Adventure stories (Children's/YA)
  • ImprintLaurel Leaf

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