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The Resource Before we were free, Julia Alvarez

Before we were free, Julia Alvarez

Label
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
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
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
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alvarez, Julia
Dewey number
813.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
890
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PZ7
LC item number
.A48 Be 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leâonidas
  • Revolutions
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Before we were free, Julia Alvarez
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st Laurel-Leaf ed.
Extent
183 p.
Isbn
9780440237846
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780440237846
  • (OCoLC)54938238
Label
Before we were free, Julia Alvarez
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st Laurel-Leaf ed.
Extent
183 p.
Isbn
9780440237846
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780440237846
  • (OCoLC)54938238

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