Julia Alvarez

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Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960 at the age of ten. She is the author of six novels, three books of nonfiction, three collections of poetry, and eleven books for children and young adults. She has taught and mentored writers in schools and communities across America and, until her retirement in 2016, was a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College. Her work has garnered wide recognition, including a Latina Leader Award in Literature from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the Woman of the Year by Latina magazine, and inclusion in the New York Public Library’s program “The Hand of the Poet: Original Manuscripts by 100 Masters, from John Donne to Julia ...more

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In the Time of the Butterflies

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Before We Were Free

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Yo!

3.81 avg rating — 4,333 ratings — published 1997 — 19 editions
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In the Name of Salome

3.89 avg rating — 3,665 ratings — published 2000 — 22 editions
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Return to Sender

3.73 avg rating — 3,036 ratings — published 2009 — 28 editions
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Saving the World

3.35 avg rating — 2,687 ratings — published 2006 — 19 editions
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Afterlife

3.79 avg rating — 1,934 ratings — published 2020 — 6 editions
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How Tia Lola Came to (Visit...

3.69 avg rating — 1,549 ratings — published 2001 — 33 editions
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A Wedding in Haiti

3.67 avg rating — 1,170 ratings — published 2012
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