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I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion

by Marilyn Singer, editor

Published by HarperCollins, 2000
280 pages
ISBN: 0-06-028397-1

Ages 11 - 15

A brilliantly conceived collection of short fiction written by highly visible writers already known to readers of young adult literature, this volume contains a dozen fictional explorations of faith, spirituality or wonder. The stories are as different from each other and as individually amazing as the authors themselves are from each other. The collection was developed to stimulate exploration of religious thought, rather than to persuade or convince. In addition to Singer herself, the authors are Jennifer Armstrong, Margaret Peterson Haddix, M. E. Kerr, Gregory Maguire, Kyoko Mori, Jess Mowry, Naomi Shihab Nye, Nancy Springer, Joyce Carol Thomas, Virginia Euwer Wolff, and Jacqueline Woodson. Teenagers acquainted with even one novel by any two or more of these fine writers will know that they offer a wide range of cultural understandings and writing styles. Perfectly suited to gift-giving during any occasion of the calendar year. CCBC categories: Fiction for Young Adults; Understanding Oneself and Others. (GMK; Dec 11) 2000 Cooperative Children's Book Center


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