Before We Were Free

Before We Were Free

Book - 2004 | 1st Laurel-Leaf ed.
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In the early 1960's 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.
Publisher: New York : Dell Laurel-Leaf, 2004, c2002.
Edition: 1st Laurel-Leaf ed.
ISBN: 9780440237846
044023784X
Characteristics: 183 p. : map.

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Jul 18, 2016

This book was very sad!

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Lussanda
Jun 13, 2016

This book rocked! Loved it!

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violet_cat_3927
Jun 24, 2015

I hated the ending because I thought the men deserved to live.

ChristchurchLib Nov 05, 2013

"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." Teen Scene November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=695748

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