• Julia has also written novels, one of which was made into a movie.
• She was inspired to become a writer by her struggles to learn English after her family returned to America from the Dominican Republic.
• Julia started a farm and school in her native Dominican Republic.
Visit Julia Alvarez's Web site at: www.juliaalvarez.com
Other books written by Julia Alvarez:
• Alvarez, Julia. A Cafecito Story. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2001.
Other books about team spirit:
• Brooke, Lauren. Sooner or Later. Minneapolis, MN: Sagebrush Bound, 2003.
• Curtis, Christopher P. Bucking the Sarge. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2004.
• Hughes, Dean. Team Player. New York: Atheneum, 1999.
• Yee, Lisa. Millicent Min, Girl Genius. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2003.