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In 1492 people of the Jewish faith were leaving Spain by the thousands. Not even the Conversos, those who had converted to the Catholic faith, were safe. Inquistors sought out heretics and encouraged informers to report anyone who might not be truly Catholic. Those accused were then questioned and tortured. Those declared "guilty" could be burned at the stake. This book confronts issues of faith and bigotry, while wrestling with the questions of loyalty, betrayal, and the secrets that may lie in every human heart. Ages 9 and up.
In 1492 thousands of people of the Jewish faith were leaving Spain.Inquisitors sought out anyone who might not be Catholic. Those accusedcould be tortured and burned at the stake.In this time of uncertainty and terror, fourteen-year-old Maria finds herselfalone and homeless. The Church offers Maria the opportunity towork for a wealthy Converso family. But the church also asks somethingof her in return.Secrets in the House of Delgado confronts issues of faith and bigotry, loyaltyand betrayal, and the secrets that may lie in every human heart.