Thursday, March 1, 2012

6 Novels About Religious Kids & Teens

The God BoxThe God Box
by Alex Sanchez
Paul, a Christian teen, struggles with some new questions when he meets Manuel, the first openly gay person to live in his small town. 
by Amy Fellner Dominy
Ellie attends a Christian debate camp, hoping to win a scholarship, but is faced with the unexpected question of whether to deny her Jewish roots in order to cement her victory.
Once Was LostOnce Was Lost
by Sara Zarr
Family problems and a local kidnapping cause Samara, the pastor's daughter, to question her faith in God and his miracles.
Back When You Were Easier to LoveBack When You Were Easier to Love
by Emily Wing Smith
Joy, a Mormon teen living in Utah, where her religion permeates the culture, finds comfort in mocking her classmates with boyfriend Zan, until he leaves early for college without saying goodbye.
by David Almond
A Catholic altar boy is urged by his priest to befriend a strange newcomer who claims to have the power to create life from ordinary clay
Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes TrialRingside, 1925
by Jen Bryant
This novel in verse tells the events of the Scopes Monkey Trial from the points of view of several people directly affected by it.  

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