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Before We Were Free

Audiobook
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 Tío 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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Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739344712
  • File size: 154060 KB
  • Release date: July 13, 2004
  • Duration: 05:20:57

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780739344712
  • File size: 154388 KB
  • Release date: July 13, 2004
  • Duration: 05:20:57
  • Number of parts: 5

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.6
Lexile® Measure:890
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

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 Tío 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.

Expand title description text