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Out of Many Waters
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0595380476, Paperback)Kidnapped from her parents during the Portuguese Inquisition, 12-year old Isobel BenLazar was sent to work as a slave at a remote Brazilian monastery. In 1654, Isobel escapes and stows away on a ship bound for Amsterdam, searching for her family. But harrowing adventures lead her to the first group of Jews to settle in America. “Weaves history, drama and narrative into an arresting story.” —New York Times Book Review “An uplifting…story…built upon twin themes long common to Jewish thought—hope and deliverance.” —Kirkus Reviews Sydney Taylor Honor Book New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
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Kidnapped from their parents during the Portuguese Inquisition and sent to work as slaves at a monastery in Brazil, two Jewish sisters attempt to make their way back to Europe to find their parents, but instead one becomes part of a group founding the first Jewish settlement in the United States.
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