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    How the garcia girls lost their accents

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    How the garcia girls lost their accents

    Alvarez, Julia.

    "AÂÆjoy to read." €€” The Cleveland Plain Dealer ÂÆ Acclaimed writerÂÆJulia Alvarez€€™s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow upÂÆin two cultures. TheÂÆGarcía sisters€€”Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía€€”and theirÂÆfamily must flee their home in the DominicanÂÆRepublic after their father€€™s roleÂÆin an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered. They arrive inÂÆNewÂÆYork City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in theÂÆCaribbean. In the wondrous but not alwaysÂÆwelcoming U.S.A., their parents tryÂÆto hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straighteningÂÆtheirÂÆhair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. ForÂÆthem, it is at once liberating andÂÆexcruciating to be caught between the oldÂÆworld and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home€€”andÂÆnot atÂÆhome€€”in America.

    In the time of the butterflies

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    25th Anniversary Edition "A magnificent treasure for all cultures and all time." €€”St. Petersburg Times It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo's dictatorship. It doesn't have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas€€”the Butterflies. In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters€€”Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Ded退”speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from secret crushes to gunrunning, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo's rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez's imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human costs of political oppression.

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    In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.

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    Before we were free

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    In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.

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    Finding miracles

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    Fifteen-year-old Milly Kaufman is an average American teenager until Pablo, a new student at her school, inspires her to search for her birth family in his native country.

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    In the time of the butterflies

    Alvarez, Julia.

    An award-winning novel about political oppression, murder and resistance in the Dominican Republic under the dictatorship of General Trujillo.

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    How Tía Lola learned to teach

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    Juanita and Miguel's great aunt, Tía Lola, comes from the Dominican Republic to help take care of them after their parents divorce, and soon she is so involved in their small Vermont community that when her visa expires, the whole town turns out to support her.

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    Alvarez, Julia.

    After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.

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    After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.

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