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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
"How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" was written by the Dominican novelist and poet, Julia Alvarez. The book revolves around the life story of the Garcias, a family of sisters, a mother and father who emigrate from the turbulent Dominican Republic of the 1950s. Mr. Garcia, their father, is fleeing the imminent danger of his country, following the assasination of their cruel dictator, President Trujillo. Mr. Garcia was actually directly involved i...
In the Time of the Butterflies
Four beautiful girls were born on a farm in Oja de Agua, Dominican Republic. Their names were Patria, Dede, Minerva, and Maria Theresa. They also had another name and sworn duty to rid the Dominican Republic of it's dictator. Their code name was Las Mariposas, or the butterflies.This is their story. All four girls soon go off to school for and education, where the revolutionary spark is ignited. Minerva is the first to embrace the idea of living i...


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