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MS - ZIS Middle School Library: Gr 7 Secrets of the House of Delgado
A photo-illustrated overview of Spain, which describes the country's land, history, government, people, economy, and culture, also presenting details on its flag, national anthem, currency, sights to see, and celebrities. Includes a glossary and annotated further reading list.
Offers an overview of the role Tomas de Torquemada played in the Spanish Inquisition, describing the cruel methods he used to attack the people of Spain and punish those he believed broke the laws of the Church.
During the Spanish Inquisition, sixteen-year-old Estrella, brought up a Catholic, discovers her family's true Jewish identity, and when their secret is betrayed by Estrella's best friend, the consequences are tragic.
Fourteen-year-old Jerry Luna, mute since her mother's disappearance, is sent to her great-great aunt Constanza's house, where she discovers a trunk that draws her into the world of her ancestors during the Spanish Inquisition.
In Spain in 1492, fourteen-year-old Maria, a Catholic orphan, becomes a servant to a wealthy family of Conversos, converted Jews, at a time when the Jews are being expelled from the country and when the Inquisition is diligently searching for religious heretics.