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Explore Religion In Youth Fiction

One of the best ways to learn about the world around you is by reading books. We learn about ourselves and others by reading books that we can relate to, as well as those that teach us something about our neighbors. If there is something specific you'd like to read on, feel free to try a subject search in our catalog, or ask a librarian for help with search terms and suggestions. For a general smattering of books that feature characters who follow certain religious faiths, below are some titles that include Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity which might be of interest. Did we miss one of your favorite books? Feel free to comment below. 


Not your all-American girl by 1966- Madelyn Rosenberg
Lola Levine is not mean! by 1969- Monica Brown
Pickled watermelon by Esty Schachter
Turtle boy by M. Evan Wolkenstein
The girl with more than one heart by 1948- Laura Geringer
All-of-a-kind family by 1904-1978 Sydney Taylor


More to the story by Hena Khan
A moon for Moe and Mo by Jane Breskin Zalben
A galaxy of sea stars by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo
The garden of my Imaan by F. (Farhana) Zia
Without refuge by Jane (Writer of books for young people) Mitchell
Anahita's woven riddle by Meghan Nuttall Sayres


The night diary by Veera Hiranandani
The closet ghosts by 1956- Uma Krishnaswami
Ahimsa by 1980- Supriya Kelkar
Aru Shah and the end of time by Roshani Chokshi
Pashmina by artist Nidhi Chanani
When I found Grandma by Saumiya Balasubramaniam
Ganesha's sweet tooth by Sanjay Patel
Save me a seat by Sarah Weeks
Outside in by Jennifer (Jennifer A.) Bradbury


The vanishings by Jerry B Jenkins
The door within by 1968- Wayne Thomas Batson
Child of the mountains by Marilyn Sue Shank
Brilliant hues by 1977- Naomi Kinsman
Code of silence by Tim Shoemaker
The blue door by Christa Kinde