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Before we were free

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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.

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display_description 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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subject_facet Dominican Republic -- Fiction, Dominican Republic -- History -- 1930-1961 -- Fiction, Dominican Republic -- History -- 1930-1961 -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Dominican Republic -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Dominican Republic -- Fiction, Fiction, Juvenile materials, Revolutions -- Fiction, Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leo?nidas, -- 1891-1961 -- Fiction
title_display Before we were free
title_full Before We Were Free, Before we were free / Julia Alvarez
title_short Before we were free
topic_facet Families, Family life, Historical Fiction, History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Revolutions, Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leo?nidas, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature