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 »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.« less
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!