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