Teens and spirituality
Heather travels as a volunteer to Africa, where she provides direly
needed medical help in Kenya and Uganda and hopes to act as God's hands
~Jane Yolen & Bruce Coville
Marina and sixteen-year-old Jed accompany their parents' religious cult,
the Believers, to await the end of the world atop a remote mountain,
where they try to decide what they themselves believe.
deeply spiritual seventeen-year-old takes a radical step to save himself
from the fanaticism of his born-again Christian parents.1996
the Divide ~Kathryn
1849, a fourteen-year-old Amish girl defies convention by leaving her
secure home in Pennsylvania to accompany her father across the continent
by wagon train.
of Eden: A True Story Imagined
this story based on true events, sixteen-year-old Eva and her female
friends become obsessed with a charismatic young man who comes to
Corvallis, Oregon, in 1904, claiming to be a Christian prophet.
~Caroline B. Cooney
a girl she had met at an inner-city church is murdered, fifteen-year-old
Macey channels her grief into a school project that leads her to uncover
prejudice she had not imagined in her grandparents and their wealthy
1962 in South Carolina, twelve-year-old Esta is called into the ministry
of Jesus and anointed with the gift of healing, but when her relatives
decide to take her on a religious crusade she wonders if it is the right
thing to do.
~Carol Lynch Williams
a self-centered famous movie star builds a mansion near her family's
diner in an isolated part of Florida, twelve-year-old Honey develops a
friendship with the younger daughter that helps Honey realize how
special her own family is.
enduring a bleak existence in a hospital for lepers in Norway during the
early 1800s, thirteen-year-old Tora tries to find meaning in a life
surrounded by death.
fourteen-year-old Jewish girl goes to live with her father and
stepmother in a small town and soon finds herself the center of a civil
rights battle when she objects to the high school band marching in the
formation of a cross.1995
between youthful rebellion and their traditional heritages, two boys
from very different cultures—one Amish, one Orthodox Jew—discover
just how similar they really are.
~Robin Jones Gunn
believes her engagement to Todd to be a dream come true, but instead
they encounter turmoil and conflict.
Last Safe Place on Earth
Todd sees his perfect suburban world start to unravel when his little
sister has her mind poisoned by a member of a fundamentalist sect and he
begins to notice signs of censorship.
~Margaret Peterson Haddix
joining her new friends in the religious group called Fishers of Men,
Dorry finds herself immersed in a cult from which she must struggle to
~Stephanie S. Tolan
of being a twin, Mark tries to spend more time away from his twin
brother and meets a scientist who challenges some of Mark's long-held
Christian beliefs about heaven, God, prayer, and death.1999
Me Down a Miracle
sleepy, God-fearing southern town erupts in chaos when a flamboyant
artist from New York City returns to her birthplace for an artistic
Jessica, who longs to be free of the restrictions of her father and life
in the Jewish ghetto of sixteen-century Venice, falls in love with a
Christian aristocrat and must make choices that will affect her whole
the Truth Lies: A Novel
~Lucy Cullyford Babbitt
young people—one from an atheistic city, one from a country that
believes in many gods, and one from a land that worships one God—set
out on a mission to end the war that has been perpetuated by these
and compiled by L. Baldwin 1/2002