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Believers and Doubters: Teen Fiction about Religion

Religion can affect our lives in many ways. From ridicule to rapture, follow these teens as they experience religion socially, politically and spiritually.


Does my head look big in this?
Does my head look big in this?

Amal's world is turned upside-down when she chooses to wear the hijab at her prep school.


Finding Alice
Finding Alice

Teenager Alice is hearing voices in her head. Can one of them be God's?


A yellow raft in blue water
A yellow raft in blue water

Three generations of Native American women relay the stories of their lives, intertwined with spiritual myths and social circumstances.


Dark sons
Dark sons

Poems compare and contrast the conflicted feelings of Ishmael, son of biblical patriarch Abraham, and Sam, a teenager in New York City, as the come to terms with being abandoned by their fathers and their love for their younger stepbrothers.


Godless
Godless

When Jason Bock and his high school friends create their own religion to worship the town's water tower, what started as a joke begins to take on a power of its own.


Incantation
Incantation

During the Spanish Inquisition, 16 year old Catholic Estrella discovers her family's true Jewish identity, and the consequences are tragic.


Monkey town : the summer of the Scopes trial
Monkey town : the summer of the Scopes trial

When her father arrests a local teacher for teaching evolution, the resulting trial prompts Frances to rethink many of her beliefs about religion, as well as her relationship with her father.


Buddha boy
Buddha boy

Justin spends time with Jinsen, the unusual and artistic new student whom the school bullies torment and call Buddha Boy, and ends up making choices that impace Jinsen, himself, and the entire school.


A little piece of ground
A little piece of ground

During the Israeli occupation of Ramallah in the West Bank of Palestine, Karim and his friend create a secret place for themselves where they can momentarily forget the horrors of war.


Time's memory
Time's memory

Ekundayo, a Dogon spirit brought to America from Africa, inhabits the body of a young African American slave on a Virginia plantation where he experiences loss, sorrow, and reconciliation in the months preceding the Civil War


Wide awake
Wide awake

In the not-too-distant future, when a gay Jewish man is elected president, 16-year-old Duncan examines his feelings for his boyfriend, his politics and his religious beliefs, and tries to determine his place in the world.


Blue is for nightmares
Blue is for nightmares

Sixteen-year-old hereditary witch Stacey Brown has nightmares of her roommate being murdered and hopes that her magick will be enough to protect Drea -- unlike the last person whose death Stacey dreamed.


Buddha
Buddha

This is the first in an 8-volume graphic novelization of the life of Siddhartha, the prince who became Buddha.


No shame, no fear
No shame, no fear

n 17th century England, a time of immense religious persecution, a Quaker and an Anglican fall in love against all odds.


Converting Kate
Converting Kate

After moving from Arizona to Maine, sixteen-year-old Kate tries to recover from her father's death as she resists her mother's dogmatic religious beliefs and attempts to find a new direction to her life.


Blind faith
Blind faith

While coping with her grandmother's sudden death and her mother's fascination with a spiritualist church whose ministers claim to communicate with the dead, 15-year-old Liz finds herself falling for a new neighbor whose mother is dying of cancer.