In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies Author Julia Alvarez
ISBN-10 9781616200992
Year 2010-01-12
Pages 344
Language en
Publisher Algonquin Books
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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. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.

In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies Author Julia Alvarez
ISBN-10 9781565129764
Year 2010-01
Pages 339
Language en
Publisher Algonquin Books
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A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."

In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies Author Julia Alvarez
ISBN-10 0452274427
Year 1994
Pages 325
Language en
Publisher Plume Books
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A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident"

A Study Guide for Julia Alvarez s In the Time of the Butterflies

A Study Guide for Julia Alvarez s  In the Time of the Butterflies Author Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN-10 9781410349613
Year 2016-06-29
Pages 25
Language en
Publisher Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Julia Alvarez's "In the Time of the Butterflies," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Strategies of Resistance in Alvarez s in the Time of the Butterflies

Strategies of Resistance in Alvarez s in the Time of the Butterflies Author Darren Kash Broome
ISBN-10 OCLC:865509599
Year 2013
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher
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This dissertation examines the lives of four sisters, living under the dictator, Rafael Trujillo, in Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies written in 1994. As the first woman to write about the trujillato , or a novel about the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship, she challenges the national narratives of Dominican Literature. The trujillato has traditionally been a male dominated literature. However, Alvarez is able to redefine a woman's role in this type of literature. In this dissertation, I examine the methods Alvarez employs to give the sisters' identity and voice. By giving them voice, they become resistant subjects and by giving them identity, they no longer play the traditional roles in literature. In the next six chapters, I will look at the strategies of resistance Alvarez uses in her novel to develop the characters into recognizable subjects. In the second chapter, I look closely at the totalitarian dictator Rafael Trujillo to give a better understanding of why the Mirabal sisters resisted his regime. The third chapter looks at two narrative forms which can be construed as resistant--the bildungsroman and testimonio . In the fourth chapter, writing the female body is presented as another strategy of resistance which is seen as a vehicle of power, expression and change for female characters. In the fifth chapter, the last strategy of resistance is Julia Alavez's post-colonial critique of the Dominican Republic. I look at the ways colonizers, like the perpetrators of patriarchal domination, have often deprived marginalized people such as women, indigenous people or members of the lower class of identity.

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents Author Julia Alvarez
ISBN-10 1606868381
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 311
Language en
Publisher Perfection Learning
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It's a long way from Santo Domingo to the Bronx, but if anyone can go the distance, it's the Garcia girls. Four lively Latinas plunge from a pampered life of privilege on an island compound into the big-city chaos of New York, where they embrace all that America has to offer.

When the Butterflies Came

When the Butterflies Came Author Kimberley Griffiths Little
ISBN-10 9780545529525
Year 2013-04-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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A moving story of a young girl's struggle with love, loss, family, and magic from the beyond, from critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little. Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But Tara’s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mom is depressed and distant, and she and her sister, Riley, can’t agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire’s funeral, Tara knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve. Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother’s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the clues harder to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to grave danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful islands of Chuuk to hear their grandmother’s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all, one that will change her life forever. Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Author Jean-Dominique Bauby
ISBN-10 0307454835
Year 2008-03-06
Pages 146
Language en
Publisher Knopf Group E-Books
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In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of “locked in syndrome.” Once known for his gregariousness and wit, Bauby now finds himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that in doing so he was able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir.In a voice that is by turns wistful and mischievous, angry and sardonic, Bauby gives us a celebration of the liberating power of consciousness: what it is like to spend a day with his children, to imagine lying in bed beside his wife, to conjure up the flavor of delectable meals even as he is fed through at tube. Most of all, this triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Before We Were Free

Before We Were Free Author Julia Alvarez
ISBN-10 030743317X
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Laurel Leaf
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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 opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship. Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind. From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl’s struggle to be free.

Girls Speak Out

Girls Speak Out Author Andrea Johnston
ISBN-10 1587612410
Year 2005
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Celestial Arts
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Challenges girls to take control of their own lives by offering strategies for coping with adolescence, stories and poems written by girls, and profiles of important women in history.

The Butterfly Lion

The Butterfly Lion Author Michael Morpurgo
ISBN-10 9780007380626
Year 2011-11-24
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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ILLUSTRATED BY CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM. A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion.

Summer Birds

Summer Birds Author Margarita Engle
ISBN-10 9780805089370
Year 2010-04-27
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Documents the work of a young girl, Maria Merian, who lived during the Middle Ages and disproved the theory of spontaneous generation by observing caterpillars as they spun cocoons and emerged as butterflies and moths in the spring. By the author of the Newbery Honor Book, The Surrender Tree.

The Farming of Bones

The Farming of Bones Author Edwidge Danticat
ISBN-10 9781569479292
Year 2003-07-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Soho Press
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It is 1937 and Amabelle Désir, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built herself a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastien, a cane worker, are deeply in love and plan to marry. But Amabelle's world collapses when a wave of genocidal violence, driven by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, leads to the slaughter of Haitian workers. Amabelle and Sebastien are separated, and she desperately flees the tide of violence for a Haiti she barely remembers. Already acknowledged as a classic, this harrowing story of love and survival—from one of the most important voices of her generation—is an unforgettable memorial to the victims of the Parsley Massacre and a testimony to the power of human memory. From the Trade Paperback edition.

En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas In the Time of the Butterflies

En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas   In the Time of the Butterflies Author Julia Alvarez
ISBN-10 0452286867
Year 2005
Pages 427
Language en
Publisher Plume Books
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In 1960 in the Dominican Republic, three young women from a pious Catholic family were assassinated after visiting their husbands who had been jailed as suspected rebel leaders. The Mirabal sisters became mythical figures in their country, where they are known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies). Three decades later, Alvarez brings the Mirabal sisters back to life in an extraordinary novel.