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By order of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, all Jews must leave Spain by July 31, 1492. Are the Delgados Jewish? Their servant, Maria, must find out the truth ... but does she really want to know?
Ages 10+
Pages 192
Publisher Eerdsman
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Sydney Taylor Notable Book

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The book not only has likable characters, but I also learned many facts about Jewish history- this i

Review by Lucy

The book "Secrets in the House of Delgado" by Gloria D. Miklowitz is quite an amazing novel. This historical fiction read is based in Spain in the 1490s. During this time, many Jews were either forced to leave Spain or forced to convert to Christianity. As this all was happening, the main character Maria, loses all of her family to sickness. She was sent to the Delgados' mansion by the priest to act as a servant to the eleven year old daughter. The Delgado family were Conversos, meaning they had converted from being Jews. Many people said they converted, but practiced Judaism in secrecy. This was not allowed and people were sadly killed as a result. Was the Delgado family Conversos? Should Maria tell the priest of this? Find out when you read the book Secrets in the House of Delgado.

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Amazing

Review by SwellBottleFreak

10 out of 10 would recommend!!! I loved it

Aug 02, 2021 08:38 PM
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Review by marciannetweety

It was a really good book. At first it's a little boring, but when you keep reading it gets interesting and good.

Aug 10, 2020 07:57 AM
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Pretty dang cool!!😁

Review by Strawberryboy

I likes this book a lots. Is cool and the girl is so adventurous. MUST READ!!!!!!😀😃😃😆😆😁😁😁🙂😌

Aug 06, 2020 02:09 PM
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Secrets in the House of Delgado

Review by cnote

Great book for those who like mystery and history. It really helps to expand your knowledge of Jewish history.

Jul 10, 2020 08:37 PM
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Very Good Book

Review by UPjewishkid

This book is very entertaining and educational, I couldn't put it down! You will find yourself more and more excited with each turn of a page! The drama and conflict as well as lessons learned from this book will keep you thinking about it days and weeks after you finish it. This book would be most suitable for kids 10 years old and older.

Jul 02, 2020 04:00 PM