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Finding miracles
Julia Alvarez
Teen Fiction ALVAREZ

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Julia Alvarez was born in New York City on March 27, 1950 and was raised in the Dominican Republic. Before becoming a full-time writer, she traveled across the country with poetry-in-the-schools programs and then taught at the high school level and the college level. In 1991, she earned tenure at Middlebury College and published her first book How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, which won the PEN Oakland/Jefferson Miles Award for excellence in 1991. Her other works include In the Time of the Butterflies, The Other Side of El Otro Lado, and Once upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA. (Bowker Author Biography)

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main characters Milly Kaufman
Age: 15
Doesn't want to remember her past; has trouble forgetting , when Pablo and his family arrive; everyone finds out that she is adopted; joins Pablo and his family to return to the island for a visit after they learn that the oppression has ended there; starts to fall in love with Pablo.

Pablo Bolivar
Arrives in the same town as Milly; born at the same island village as Milly; proud of who he is, unlike Milly; starts to fall in love with Milly.

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