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Teens Read Soul Searching Books about Spirituality

The Goddess in Every Girl
The Goddess in Every Girl Develop your Teen Feminine Power By Abadie, M. J. (Book - 2002 ) / 291.4418 ABADIE Available in some locations

Annotation:258 p. (grades 9-12) Through guided meditations, visualizations, rituals, journaling exercises, and Goddess games, this book shows teenage girls how to get in touch with their own inner goddess energy and take pride in being female.

Postcards From No Man's Land
Postcards From No Man's Land By Chambers, Aidan (Book - 2002 ) / PB CHAMBER Available in some locations

Annotation:312 p. (grades 10+) Seventeen-year-old Jacob leaves his native England for the first time to go to the Netherlands to see Geertrui, who helped his grandfather during WWII—a visit that changes his understanding of the world around him.

The Life You Save May Be your Own
The Life You Save May Be your Own An American Pilgrimage By Elie, Paul (Book - 2003 ) 810.9922 ELIE Available in some locations

Annotation:544 p. (grades 9-12) An engagingly interwoven biography of four influential 20th century Catholic literary figures: Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Walker Percy, and Flannery O'Connor. Elie compares the theme of spiritual pilgrimage in each writer's work with the unfolding of their personal and religious lives and styles of belief.

Abraham
Abraham A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths By Feiler, Bruce S. (Book - 2002 ) 222.1109 ABRAHAM FEILER Available in some locations

Annotation:244 p. (grades 10-12) Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are explored through the life of their shared ancestor Abraham as a point of commonality to bridge the conflicts among these three religions.

Paths of Faith
Paths of Faith Conversations About Religion and Spirituality By Ford, Michael Thomas (Book - 2000 ) / 291. FORD Available in some locations

Annotation:272 p. (grades 7+) People from eleven different faiths talk about their own youthful spiritual struggles and the joys and challenges of living out their beliefs.

Soul Searching
Soul Searching Thirteen Stories About Faith and Belief (Book - 2002 ) / SS SOUL Available in some locations

Annotation:267 p. (grades 6-10) Thought-provoking collection of stories by well-known authors, about many of the world's major religions and some lesser known ones, where teens deal with conflicting faiths and beliefs.

Buddha Boy
Buddha Boy By Koja, Kathe (Book - 2003 ) / PB KOJA Available in some locations

Annotation:117 p. (grades 6-10) High school sophomore Justin has to make difficult choices when his friend Jinsen (aka Buddha Boy) an aspiring Zen monk, is harassed by school bullies.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi A Novel By Martel, Yann (Book - 2001 ) FICTION MARTEL YANN Available in some locations

Annotation:319 p. (grades 10+) Sixteen-year-old Pi, who genuinely practices various religions, undergoes a spiritually life-changing experience when he is stranded on a lifeboat with a 227-pound Bengal tiger.

When We Were Saints
When We Were Saints By Nolan, Han (Book - 2003 ) / FICTION NOLAN HAN Available in some locations

Annotation:291 p. (grades 7-10) Archie is constantly challenging his Bible-thumping grandfather about religion until the old man calls Archie a saint on his deathbed. Archie begins a pilgrimmage to discover the truth of his grandfather's words.

Persepolis
Persepolis By Satrapi, Marjane (Book - 2003 ) 741.5944 SATRAPI Available in some locations

Annotation:Graphic Novel. 153 p. (grades 9+) An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi—the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor—bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

I Believe in Water
I Believe in Water Twelve Brushes With Religion (Book - 2000 ) / SS I Available in some locations

Annotation:280 p. (grades 9+) From confronting unwanted pregnancies to the nature of prayer, these twelve stories by leading young adult authors ponder the place religion has in the everyday life of teens.

I'll Watch the Moon
I'll Watch the Moon A Novel By Tatlock, Ann (Book - 2003 ) FICTION TATLOCK ANN Available in some locations

Annotation:399 p. (grades 7-12) In 1948 Minnesota, Nova and her older brother Dewey spend many hours looking at the evening sky, since Dewey wants some day to take a walk on the moon. When Dewey is hospitalized with polio, Nova is quarantined but continues to watch the moon for Dewey until he is well. In this beautifully written story, Auschwitz survivor Josef Karski brings hope to Nova and her mother who are dispirited after many losses.

Blankets
Blankets An Illustrated Novel By Thompson, Craig (Book - 2003 ) / 741.5973 THOMPSO All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Graphic Novel. 582 p. (grades 9+) Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith.

The Sunflower
The Sunflower On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness By Wiesenthal, Simon (Book - 1997 ) 179.7 WIESENT 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:271 p. (grades 10-12) You are a prisoner in a concentration camp. A dying Nazi soldier asks for your forgiveness. What would you do? A symposium of 46 responses, including those of the Dalai Lama, Harold Kushner, and Harry Wu, answers that question.


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