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Julia Alvarez

Julia Álvarez es la autora de De cómo las chicas García perdieron el acento, En el tiempo de las mariposas (un finalista del National Book Critics Circle Award) y ¡Yo!. También ha publicado dos colecciones de poesía y una colección de ensayos. Julia Álvarez vive en Vermont y en República Dominicana, donde dirige una cooperativa de café orgánico, y un centro de alfabetización y arte con su esposo.

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Antes de ser libres
Written by Julia Alvarez, Translated by Liliana Valenzuela
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | April 2004
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-81545-4 (0-375-81545-7)

Now available in Spanish, the book Horn Book called “a realistic and compelling account of a girl growing up too quickly while coming to terms with the cost of freedom.”

I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don’t have to fly away... Read more






Before We Were Free
Written by Julia Alvarez
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | April 2004
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-23784-6 (0-440-23784-X)

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected... Read more






De cómo las muchachas García perdieron el acento
Written by Julia Alvarez
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9694-7 (1-4000-9694-4)

Cuando las hermanas García —Carla, Sandra, Yolanda y Sofía— y sus padres huyen de la República Dominicana buscando refugio de la persecución política, encuentran un nuevo hogar en los Estados Unidos. Pero el Nueva York de los años sesenta es marcadamente diferente de la vida privilegiada, aunque conflictiva, que han dejado... Read more






De como tia Lola aprendio a ensenar
Written by Julia Alvarez
Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-85793-5 (0-375-85793-1)

Tia Lola is going back to school in this Spanish translation of How Tia Lola Learned to Teach!

Tía Lola recibe la invitación para enseñar español en la escuela primaria de sus sobrinos, pero Miguel no está de acuerdo. Le ha costado mucho adaptarse a su nueva escuela en Vermont y, a... Read more






De como tia Lola salvo el verano
Written by Julia Alvarez
Yearling | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-93023-1 (0-307-93023-8)

Miguel Guzman isn't exactly looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family—a father, his three daughters, and their dog—live with them while they decide whether or not to move to Vermont. Little does Miguel know his aunt has something up her sleeve that... Read more






De como tia Lola termino empezando otra vez
Written by Julia Alvarez
Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-93034-7 (0-307-93034-3)

Bienvenidos al bed & breakfast de tía Lola!
Con la ayuda de sus sobrinos y de las tres hermanas Espada, tía Lola abrirá las puertas de la majestuosa casa Antigua del coronel Charlebois a visitants de todas las procedencias. Pero pronto se darán cuenta de que poner a funcionar este pequeño... Read more






De como tia Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse
Written by Julia Alvarez
Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-93040-8 (0-307-93040-8)

Julia Alvarez’s heartwarming novel—now in Spanish.

De cómo tía Lola vino de visita a quedarse, una novela juvenil de Julia Alvarez, cuenta la deliciosa historia de una familia dominicana, instalada en Vermont, que recibe la visita de una pariente muy especial. La irresistible, incontrolable e incluso mágica tía Lola transforma la vida... Read more






Devolver al Remitente (Return to Sender Spanish Edition)
Written by Julia Alvarez
Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$6.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-85124-7 (0-375-85124-0)

After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud... Read more






En Busca de Milagros
Written by Julia Alvarez
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | May 2006
$6.50/7.50(Canada) | 978-0-553-49407-5 (0-553-49407-4)

MILLY KAUFMAN ES una adolescente estadounidense común y corriente que vive en el estado de Vermont hasta que un estudiante nuevo llamado Pablo llega a su escuela secundaria. Su acento exótico, su extraño sentido de la moda y el interés intenso que Milly despierta en él hacen que ella enfrente su... Read more






En el nombre de Salomé
Written by Julia Alvarez
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | March 2002
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72690-3 (0-375-72690-X)

Es el verano de 1960 y Camila Henríquez Urena, profesora de español jubilándose de la Universidad de Vassar, está empacando sus últimas pertenencias antes de mudarse de su apartamento en Poughkeepsie, Nueva York para unirse a la revolución de Fidel Castro en Cuba. Camila es hija de Salomé Urena, la famosa... Read more






Finding Miracles
Written by Julia Alvarez
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | May 2006
$6.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-49406-8 (0-553-49406-6)

MILLY KAUFMAN IS an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont—until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo’s native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides... Read more






How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay
Written by Julia Alvarez
Yearling | Trade Paperback | August 2002
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41870-2 (0-440-41870-4)

A delightfully entertaining story of family and culture from acclaimed author Julia Alvarez.

Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his... Read more






How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay
Written by Julia Alvarez
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | April 2001
$15.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-80215-7 (0-375-80215-0)

A delightfully entertaining story of family and culture from acclaimed author Julia Alvarez.

Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his... Read more






How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over
Written by Julia Alvarez
Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-87320-1 (0-375-87320-1)

Welcome to Tía Lola's bed and breakfast! With the help of her niece and nephew and the three Sword Sisters, Tía Lola is opening the doors of Colonel Charlebois' grand old Vermont house to visitors from all over. But Tía Lola and the children soon realize that running a B &...

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How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over
Written by Julia Alvarez
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2011
$15.99/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86914-3 (0-375-86914-X)

Welcome to Tia Lola's bed and breakfast! With the help of her niece and nephew and the three Sword Sisters, Tía Lola is opening the doors of Colonel Charlebois' grand old Vermont house to visitors from all over. But Tía Lola and the children soon realize that running a B &...

Read more






How Tia Lola Learned to Teach
Written by Julia Alvarez
Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-85792-8 (0-375-85792-3)

Tía Lola has been invited to teach Spanish at her niece and nephew’s elementary school. But Miguel wants nothing to do with the arrangement. He hasn’t had an easy time adjusting to his new school in Vermont and doesn’t like living so far away from Papi, who has a new girlfriend... Read more






How Tia Lola Learned to Teach
Written by Julia Alvarez
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | October 2010
$15.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86460-5 (0-375-86460-1)

Tía Lola has been invited to teach Spanish at her niece and nephew’s elementary school. But Miguel wants nothing to do with the arrangement. He hasn’t had an easy time adjusting to his new school in Vermont and doesn’t like living so far away from Papi, who has a new girlfriend... Read more






How Tia Lola Saved the Summer
Written by Julia Alvarez
Yearling | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86687-6 (0-375-86687-6)

Miguel Guzman isn't exactly looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family—a father, his three daughters, and their dog—live with them while they decide whether or not to move to Vermont. Little does Miguel know his aunt has something up her sleeve that... Read more






How Tia Lola Saved the Summer
Written by Julia Alvarez
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | May 2011
$15.99/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-86727-9 (0-375-86727-9)

Miguel Guzman isn't exactly looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family—a father, his three daughters, and their dog—live with them while they decide whether or not to move to Vermont. Little does Miguel know his aunt has something up her sleeve that... Read more






Las Huellas Secretas
Written by Julia Alvarez, Illustrated by Fabian Negrin
Dragonfly Books | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$6.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41764-4 (0-440-41764-3)

The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves and whose feet were on backward so that humans couldn't follow their footprints, is reinvented by renowned author Julia Alvarez. Although the ciguapas fear humans, Guapa, a bold and brave ciguapa, can't help but be curious—especially about a boy... Read more






Return to Sender
Written by Julia Alvarez
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | January 2009
$16.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-85838-3 (0-375-85838-5)

After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud... Read more






Return to Sender
Written by Julia Alvarez
Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$6.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-85123-0 (0-375-85123-2)

After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud... Read more






The Secret Footprints
Written by Julia Alvarez, Illustrated by Fabian Negrin
Dragonfly Books | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$6.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41747-7 (0-440-41747-3)

The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves and whose feet were on backward so that humans couldn't follow their footprints, is reinvented by renowned author Julia Alvarez. Although the ciguapas fear humans, Guapa, a bold and brave ciguapa, can't help but be curious--especially about a boy... Read more





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