Growing up in a Republican family during Franco's fascist rule of Spain, Emilia Matamoros discovers just how important keeping a secret can be! After her father, a former captain in the Republican army, goes into hiding, Emilia not only must work as a seamstress to support her family, she must work to guard a secret that will protect her father and save her family from certain death. Will her innocence be lost and will she succumb to the deceptive and violent tactics of Franco's fascist regime?
- 500 unique words; total word count: 12,400
- 97 pages of text
- written in past tense
- Neutral Spanish
- setting: Spain in times of the dictatorship of Franco
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