Focus on World Religions

Here are books that either examine some aspect of religious faith or particularly include the influence of faith in the lives of the characters.
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Hats of Faith


Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes
Deep in the Sahara
The Eleventh Trade
The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle
Going to Mecca
The Grand Mosque of Paris
I See the Sun in Afghanistan
In My Mosque
Laila’s Lunchbox
Like the Moon Loves the Sky
A Long Pitch Home
Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings
Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali

Mommy’s Khimar
My Name was Hussein
Nabeel’s New Pants: An Eid Tale
Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story
A Party in Ramadan
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family
Ramadan Moon
Time to Pray
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta
Under My Hijab
The White Nights of Ramadan

(I did not include nativity stories here; find them on my Christmas page. In addition, many books on the Civil Rights movement contain references to Christian faith; these can be found on my Black History page.)

Across a Dark and Wild Sea
At Jerusalem’s Gate: Poems of Easter
Birmingham 1963
Blood Brother: Jonathan Daniel and His Sacrifice for Civil Rights
The Book of Jonah
The Bronze Bow
Cathedral: The Story of its Construction
Dancing the Ring Shout
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
Hildegard of Bingen: Scientist, Composer, Healer & Saint
How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace
Hush Harbor: Praying in Secret

Joan of Arc
The Journey
The Life and Times of Martin Luther
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Martin and Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert
Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus
Mother Teresa
My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth
Paul Writes a Letter
The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis

Rock of Ages
Saint Spotting, or How to Read a Church
Saint Valentine
Sawdust Carpets
The Story of Easter
Thank You, God
When God Made You
The White Cat and the Monk


All-of-a-Kind Family
All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah
The Book of Jonah
The Butterfly
Everybody Says Shalom
Hannah’s Way
Here is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays
Odette’s Secrets
Passover: Celebrating Now, Remembering Then
The Passover Lamb
Regina Persisted: An Untold Story
The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela
(Numerous other stories about the Holocaust can be found here and here)


In Andal’s House
Balarama: A Royal Elephant
Farmer Falgu Goes to Kumbh Mela
Geeta’s Day
I See the Sun in India
Sacred River: The Ganges of India


Brush of the Gods
Crane Boy
The Dalai Lama
Far Beyond the Garden Gate
Happy New Year
I am a Little Monk
I See the Sun in Myanmar
M is for Myanmar
Milky Way
Our Journey from Tibet
Under the Bodhi Tree: A Story of the Buddha


The Birchbark House (Ojibwe)
Dia de los Muertos (Mesoamerican)
Do All Indians Live in Tipis? (Multiple Native American peoples)
Dreamcatcher (Ojibwe)
Dreamtime (Australian Aboriginal)
Gilgamesh the Hero (Ancient Mesopotamian)
Hiawatha the Peacemaker (Haudenosaunee)
Jirrbal: Rainforest Dreamtime Stories (Australian Aboriginal)
A Kite for the Day of the Dead (Mesoamerican)
Painted Dreams (Haitian Vodou)
Tree Matters (Bhil people of India)
We Are Grateful (Cherokee)
We Rode the Wind: Recollections of Native American Life


The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh