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Before We Were Free
Narrated by Julia Alvarez
Written by Julia Alvarez
ESL English Listening :: Adult Literacy

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government's secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition to the Trujillo dictatorship.

Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind.

From the renowned writer Julia Alvarez comes this unforgettable and moving story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl's struggle to be free.

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