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, 2004.
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2003.
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
Intended audience
  • Young Adult
  • 890
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
890
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
Reading level
  • 6.5.
  • 5.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas
  • Trujillo Molina, Rafael Leónidas
  • Dominican Republic
  • Families
  • Dominican Republic
  • Family life
  • Revolutions
  • Dominican Republic
  • Families
  • Dominican Republic
  • Revolutions
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Before we were free, Julia Alvarez
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48429165
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780375815447
Lccn
2001050520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)48429165
Label
Before we were free, Julia Alvarez
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48429165
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780375815447
Lccn
2001050520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)48429165

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