Everything you need to understand or teach Before We Were Free by Julia Álvarez.
"Before We Were Free" by Julia Alvarez tells the story of a young girl named Anita. She lives during a period of political unrest. Her father and uncle are involved in a plot to assassinate the dictator.
When the story begins, Anita is eleven years old and she lives in the Dominican Republic. Anita attends an American school and she is friends with the children of American Ambassadors and consulates. She lives on a compound with her parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and her former nanny. While she is looking forward to turning twelve and becoming more grown up, there are other changes occurring in her life that make her twelfth birthday somewhat insignificant.
Her cousins suddenly leave for the United States of America and another uncle is missing. The secret police invade her family's compound and the children are restricted from their regular activities. Americans move in to...
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