Doña Gracia’s Secret by Marilyn Froggatt

Doña Gracia's Secret by Marilyn Froggatt

Extraordinary Jewish Women

This narrative biography for young adults brings to life the dramatic story of Doña Gracia Nasi, born in Portugal in 1510 into a Sephardic Jewish family forced to pose as Christians to survive the brutal Inquisition. She discovered her family was secretly Jewish in her teens, promising her dying mother that she would live according to Judaic traditions and do all she could to help other secret Jews escape persecution. She kept that perilous promise for the rest of her life.

Year first published: 2020

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