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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,999 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Alvarez Narrator: Julia Alvarez Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her twelfth 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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maureen Farrimond | 2/15/2014

    " Intended for teens, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. An interesting glimpse into a culture strikingly different from my own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/14/2014

    " Great book for children about dictatorship, new immigrants, and understanding politics and culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen Giauque | 2/6/2014

    " The story of a young girl whose family has to flee the Trujillo dictatorship and make a new life in the United States. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jaclin Szafraniec | 1/29/2014

    " Anita grows up in the Dominican Republic, where they are restricted by El Jefe (a dictator). Her family fights to be free. Her family is ultimately forced into hiding and she has to experience many grown-up things. "

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