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Before We Were Free
Before We Were Free
Author: Julia Alvarez
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'...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440237846
ISBN-10: 044023784X
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I loved this book. I have honestly never read anything about the Dominican Republic, and sad as this sounds, never even really knew anything about it, ha. But this book really opened my eyes and honestly, how different did they have to fight for their rights like Jews did when it came to Hitler? Dictators are NOT good for a country and this book shows that really well. If you're fond of Holocaust stories then you will be fond of this book as well. I could not put it down!
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