Ester, Called Maria
Thirteen year old Ester Cordoba lives a double life. Outside her home, she’s Maria a New Christian living in old Lisbon. Away from prying eyes and curious ears, she whispers ancient Hebrew prayers. But in 1536, growing danger leads her to question all she thought she knew about her two identities and to do the unimaginable to try to save her family.
A middle grade, historical novel manuscript.
Dona Gracia, The Woman Who Saved Worlds
Once there was a girl with two first names who never got mixed up about who she was.
A picture book biography manuscript.
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