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Before We Were Free

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Callan Holt

on 20 March 2013

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By: Callan Holt Before We were Free
Julia Alvarez Julia Alvarez Summary I thought this book did a good job with describing what the political climate was like in the 60's
I could relate to Anita
Each chapter was a journal entry

I thought the middle of the book was a little slow. Review "Its like my whole world is coming undone, but when I write, my pencil is a needle and thread and I'm stitching the scraps back together"(101).

This quote shows and explains that no matter how much Anita's life is falling apart, writing keeps her somewhat sane and calm. Quotes Born in New York but, later moved to the Dominican Republic where she was raised.
Writes novels and poetry.
Many of her books have won awards and prizes
Also a well known author in the Spanish community This book is about a 12 year old girl named Anita, growing up in the 1960's in the Dominican Republic.
During the 60's the Dominican Republic was going through some major political turmoil.
Anita's family becomes very involved in the elimination of the country's dictator
As result of their involvement, Anita and her family go through many obstacles which eventually changes their lives. Likes: “ ....an unforgettable story of one girl's struggle to be free. Before We Were Free is written in a lighthearted tone with a welcome mixture of romance and family strife that gives its political content a palatable perspective for readers.This book offers readers a chance to slip briefly into a different realm, both politically and personally, as Anita shares secrets from her diary and offers a rare opportunity to walk for a while in her small shoes.

-Amazon Books Professional Review Work Cited "Before We Were Free [Mass Market Paperback]." Before We Were Free: Julia Alvarez: 9780440237846: Amazon.com: Books. Amazon Books, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2013. <http://www.amazon.com/dp/044023784X/?tag=googhydr-20>. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVXIgKid3Zk Alvarez, Julia. Before We Were Free. New York: A. Knopf, 2002. Print. "Ms. Cozzarelli's 7th Grade Class." Ms Cozzarellis 7th Grade Class. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2013. <http://mscozzarelli7g.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/before-we-were-free/>. Thank You!
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