Monday, December 22, 2008


Incantation is by Alice Hoffman. A powerful tale of the persecution of Jews during the Spanish Inquisition. Estrella de Madrigal does not know her family is part of a group of secretly practicing Jews. She doesn't realize that she is different from those around her. Then her life is shattered by the jealousy and hate of the Spanish Inquisition. Will she lose everything? Will she stay true to who she is? A more mature Hoffman book, but very thought provoking and powerful.

Ratings: 7th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (some violent content).

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