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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
Awards note
Pura Belpré Author award winner, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
076702
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alvarez, Julia
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.A48
LC item number
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 Leónidas
  • Family life
  • Revolutions
  • Young adult fiction
  • Belpré Medal
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Before we were free, Julia Alvarez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780375915444
Lccn
2001050520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocm48429165
Label
Before we were free, Julia Alvarez
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780375915444
Lccn
2001050520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
ocm48429165

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