Before We Were Free - Chapters 4-5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 4-5 Summary

In Chapter 4, Anita finds that writing in a diary she received for Christmas makes her think a lot more. As she writes, she realizes that she wants Sam to be her boyfriend. When Anita writes in her journal, she only uses a pencil so that she can quickly erase everything she has written. She doesn't want her family discovering what she has written. School was supposed to begin again on January 9, but the students were notified that it wouldn't open until later that month because many Americans were traveling to Washington to see John F. Kennedy's inauguration. Anita compares the American elections to the ones in her own country. They have had the same leader for 31 years. She asks the adults in her life why this is so, and they keep brushing off her questions.

Anita begins spending more time in...

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