Before We Were Free Topics for Discussion

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Why do Anita's cousins have to leave the country so quickly?

Anita attended an American school and noticed many differences between the United States of America and the Dominican Republic. Explain the differences that she noted.

Explain the concept of embargo and how it affected the people of the Dominican Republic.

Describe different ways people reacted to the stressful political situation in the country. Focus on the physiological and psychological reactions of Anita and her siblings.

Why did Anita's mother prevent her from writing in her journal?

How did Anita's journal help her?

Anita's father wanted her to discover freedom and fly. Why was this so difficult for her to do? How did she overcome her feelings so that she could be completely free?

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