Marilyn Singer, Author
I BELIEVE IN WATER: Twelve Brushes With Religion,

Published by: HarperCollins, Inc.
Awards: New York Public Library's "Best Books for the Teen Age, 2001." Runner-up, Publishers Weekly Best Religious Books of 2000. Cooperative Children's Book Center CCBC Link, Book of the Week, Dec 11, 2000. Tayshas List, 2001-2.
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I BELIEVE IN WATER: Twelve Brushes With Religion

(Table of Contents)

The Boy Who Called God She

by Nancy Springer

Tough kid Mitch has got to laugh. Is that new kid at school kidding–God is no lady. Or is she?


by Gregory Maguire

Mitch isn’t a chatterbox, that’s for sure. But maybe his words are getting through anyway–to the girls at Friendly’s, to Ma O’Shea, and, to God.

Religion: From the Greek Re Legios, To Re-Link

by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Deborah, Zhandra, Riva–three girls with different beliefs, but one thing in common: they’re all pregnant.

Fabulous Shoes

by Marilyn Singer

Can you lead on a boy and still be a good Jewish girl? Natalie needs to know.

On Earth

by Jacqueline Woodson

With her mother cast out of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Carlene questions the very meaning of “paradise.”

Going Through the Motions

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Jake has left a religious cult. Is Caitlyn still a member? Is she trying to draw Jake back in?

Forty-Nine Days

by Kyoko Mori

After her father’s death, Shinobu struggles to harmonize the Zen and Christian religions of her parents and finds her own view of mercy.

The Martyrdom of Monica MacAllister

by Jennifer Armstrong

Monica’s not Catholic, but she’s still sure she’d make a darn good saint.

Handling Snakes

by Joyce Carol Thomas

It’s time for Letitia to follow her church’s ritual of handling snakes. How will she survive?


by M.E. Kerr

Ted’s dad is the most boring minister in town. But when he gets rock star Taylor Train to appear at church, Ted learns the truth about glamor vs. integrity.

Esu’s Island

by Jess Mowry

On Cayes Squellette, Pogo, Laurent, and Randy will soon become men–with the help of a playful and stern boy-god.

What Is the Dickens?

by Naomi Shihab Nye

Christianity, Islam, Unitarianism, Sufism–Leslie’s background includes them all. But when Daddy Jack lies dying, what can she believe in but water.




Copyright © 2000 by Marilyn Singer

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