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Julia Alvarez grew up in the Dominican Republic before emigrating to the United States at the age of 10. She is the award-winning author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, ¡Yo!, and the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, In the Time of the Butterflies. Her books for young readers include Before We Were Free, How Tía Lola Came to (Visit) Stay, and the picture book, The Secret Footprints.