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Julia Alvarez

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Julia Alvarez was born on March 27, 1950, in New York City. The theme of being caught between two cultures can be found throughout Alvarez's work. She explored this in her first novel, How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991). Her reading audience continued to grow with her second novel, In the Time of Butterflies, published in 1994. Several more acclaimed works of fiction have followed.

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ISBN: 9780399555497
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Published: Ember - March 27th, 2018

A new paperback edition of Julia Alvarez’s beloved Pura Belpré winner about life in Trujillo’s Dominican Republic. “Diary entries written by a child while in hiding will remind readers of Anne Frank’s story.” —SLJ
 


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ISBN: 9780375851230
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Published: Yearling - September 14th, 2010

An award-winning, moving, and timely story about the families of undocumented workers by renowned author Julia Alvarez.
 


In the Time of the Butterflies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565129764
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 12th, 2010

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.


How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565129757
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 12th, 2010

“Simply wonderful.” —Los Angeles Times
 
Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s brilliant and buoyant and beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters recounting their adventures growing up in two cultures.


De como tia Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse (The Tia Lola Stories #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307930408
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Published: Yearling - September 13th, 2011

Julia Alvarez’s heartwarming novel—now in Spanish.