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The Boy from Seville

By Dorit Orgad Illustrator Avi Katz
ISBN 13 9781580136396
Copyright 2007
Pages 200
Category Kar-Ben For Older Readers
Age Level 11-UP
Reading Grade Level 6
Interest Grade Level 5-7
eBook Price $6.95
Manuel Nuñez’s life changes forever on the day his parents trust him enough to reveal a secret; they are Jews. Brought up as a Christian during the Spanish Inquisition of the 17th century, Manuel is surprised, but proud when he learns of his family’s true heritage. Manuel’s family must observe their Jewish traditions in secret, for if they are discovered they will be punished – or worse. Manuel’s safety is further threatened when he falls in love with Violante, the sister of a suspected witch. Being with Violante gives Manuel joy, but also brings him and his family even closer to the Inquisitors.

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