Today in 1950 Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez was born in New York City. Alvarez has written childrens books, novels, essays and poetry. It was her 1991 debut book about four Latina siblings ‘How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents’ that introduced the world to this talented Aries.
Alvarez followed her critically acclaimed debut novel with ‘In the Time of Butterflies’ published in 1994. The book was made into a movie starring Selma Hayek which tells another tale of siblings this time the real life Mirabel sisters living under the brutal dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic.
This hard-working Aries has published 22 books and when not writing she is busy as the writer-in-residence at Middlebury College. Otherwise she can be found teaching locals to read at her coffee farm in the Dominican Republic.
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