Penina discovers something very special on the streets of New York City and she is determined to return it to its owner. But in this big, bustling city of the 1840s, that turns out to be much more difficult than she imagined
Meet Penina Mendes, a Jewish girl growing up in London, England, in the 1840s. Descended from Jews who fled from Spain in 1492, Penina is raised in luxury and cared for by her devoted nanny. Penina is clever and energetic and is just starting to learn about the world around her. Now you can learn about her world, too!
About the series
In Jewish Girls Around the World, you'll meet many fascinating Jewish girls from our past. Read about them and experience their worlds. Times and places may change, but being a Jewish girl is always something to celebrate.