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Antes de ser libres (Spanish Edition) by [Julia Alvarez, Liliana Valenzuela]
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Antes de ser libres (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition

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Length: 190 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: Spanish Age Level: 12 - 15 Grade Level: 7 - 9
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Twelve-year-old Anita is growing up in the Dominican Republic. It is a bounteous tropical paradise replete with a loving extended family and many friends. Yet, as Anita tells her diary, she is increasingly aware of her world's dangers for adults who disagree with the island's dictatorial leader. When her own family escapes to safety in New York, the situation of those left behind becomes even more perilous. Julia Alvarez offers an informative, personal introduction at the beginning of the audiobook, and goes on to do a fine job narrating her own fact-based young adult novel, which is an involving book for adults as well as young adults. She doesn't try to create many different voices but does make the men sound different from the women and the old different from the young. She reads with emotion and clarity, and her warm Latin accent is a pleasure to listen to. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Now available in Spanish, the book "Horn Book called "a realistic and compelling account of a girl growing up too quickly while coming to terms with the cost of freedom."
"I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don't have to fly away from your country?
From award-winning author Julia Alvarez comes the story of Anita de la Torre, a 12-year-old girl living in the Dominican Republic in 1960. Most of her relatives have immigrated to the United States, her Tio Toni has disappeared, Papi has been getting mysterious phone calls about butterflies and someone named Mr. Smith, and the secret police have started terrorizing her family for their suspected opposition to the country's dictator. While Anita deals with a frightening series of events, she also struggles with her adolescence and her own personal flight to be free. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • File Size : 3985 KB
  • Publication Date : June 24, 2010
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf (June 24, 2010)
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print Length : 190 pages
  • ASIN : B003F3PK5E
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Language: : Spanish
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 121 ratings