Blood Secret
Blood Secret
Blood Secret
Kathryn Lasky
A story of secrets and shadows by a Newbery Honor author. When Jerry Moon is sent to live with her great–great–aunt, she discovers a trunk in the basement that reveals dark mysteries about her family's ancestry. Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky brings a dramatic and rarely–portrayed period of history to life in this powerful coming–of–age tale that weaves together the Spanish Inquisition, Jewish belief, and a girl learning to understand her past. Ages 12+

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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After her mother disappears at age 8, Jerry stops talking. Before beginning her freshman year in high school some years later, she moves in with her great-aunt Costanza in New Mexico. One day, Jerry discovers a trunk downstairs in the basement of her aunt's house. In the trunk she find precious heirlooms belonging to her ancestors. From each of these pieces, Jerry discovers a story from the past. By piecing the stories together, Jerry understands the significance of strange customs her aunt performs and the history of her past and her voice comes out again, loud and clear.

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