In the Time of the Butterflies

Author: Julia Alvarez Language: English Summary: Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican … Continue reading In the Time of the Butterflies

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The Battle of Churubusco: American Rebels in the Mexican-American War

Author: Andrea Ferraris

Language: English

Summary: Today, Churubusco is a residential suburb of Mexico City. But in 1847, it was the stronghold of the San Patricios, a motley battalion of soldiers — including some runaway American slaves — who deserted the United States Army for a just, if suicidal, cause. Continue reading “The Battle of Churubusco: American Rebels in the Mexican-American War”

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Le Torri di Kar El

Author: Pigi Rimica

Language: Italiano

Summary: In principio era il mare. Il Mediterraneo, il nostro mare, il mare di tutti. Al centro c’è un’isola. L’isola è un mare di terra, di sole, di gente radicata alla terra, di gente che guarda il sole dritto negli occhi. La Sardegna è un mare di storia ed è di questa terra che ti racconterò.

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Paper Wishes

Author: Lois Sepahban

Language: English

Summary: A ten-year-old Manami did not realize how peaceful her family’s life on Bainbridge Island was until the day it all changed. It’s 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Manami and her family are Japanese American, which means that the government says they must leave their home by the sea and join other Japanese Americans at a prison camp in the desert.

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