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Antes de Ser Libres

By Julia Alvarez
Narrated by Maria Siccardi / 6 hours 25 minutes

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 Tío 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 fight to be free.
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Ahora disponible en español, el libro que Horn Book ha descrito como "una historia realista y absorbente de una chica que ha crecido demasido rápido mientras asume el precio de la libertad”.
 
Me pregunto cómo se sentirá ser libre. No precisar de alas por no tener la necesidad de salir volando de su propio país.
 
De la escritora Julia Álvarez, ganadora de varios premios, viene la historia de Anita de la Torre, una chica de doce años que vivió en la República Dominicana en el 1960. Muchos de sus parientes han inmigrado a los Estados Unidos, su tío Toni ha desaparecido, Papi ha estado recibiendo misteriosas llamadas telefónicas sobre mariposas, y de un tal Mr. Smith, y la policía secreta ha comenzado a aterrorizar a su familia por su supuesta oposición al dictador del país. Mientras Anita se enfrenta a estos sucesos misteriosos, también tiene que luchar por su adolescencia y su propio deseo de obtener su libertad. 

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Author
Narrator Maria Siccardi
ISBN 9780739330975
Length 6 hours 25 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #99,264 Overall
Genre Rank #6,016 in Children's
 

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