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Religious Freedom

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Book Recommendations


  • Adult
    • In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham (memoir–Christian)
    • A Martyr’s Grace by Marvin Newall (stories/Christian)
    • Between Two Tigers:  Testimonies of Vietnamese Christians by Tom White
    • Eyes of the Tailless Animals:  Prison Memoirs of a North Korean Woman by Soon Ok Lee (Christian)
    • I will Die Free by Noble Alexander with Kay D. Rizzo (Christian, Cuba)
    • Sorrow Mountain:  The Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun by Ani Pachen (Buddhism)
    • Freedom in Exile:  The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama (Buddhism)
    • Sri Lanka–Ethnic Fraticide and the Dismantling of Democracy by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
    • Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
    • Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks
    • Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall
    • A Lucky Child by Buergenthal
  • Young Adult
  • My Forbidden Face by Latifa
    • Middle Grade
    • Picture Books


    • Adult
      • Silence by Shusaku Endo
      • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
      • Forged in the Fire by Ann Turnbull
      • A Prisoner of Versailles by Golden Keyes Parson
      • The Mercy Seller by Brenda Rickman Vantrease
      • Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh (Muslim)
      • Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa (Islam, Hinduism, Sikh)
      • Anil’s Ghost by Michael Odaantje
      • Safely Home by Randy Alcorn
      • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
      • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
      • Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
      • Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
      • Candide by Voltaire in certain scenes
      • Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell
      • Heaven and Hell by Emannuel Swedenborg
      • The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake (as well as several others of his poems)
      • Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bryce Shelley
      • Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
      • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achibe
      • Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
      • The Fighter by Jean Jacques Greif
      • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
    • Young Adult
      • Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa-Abdel Fattah
      • Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature by Robin Brande
      • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
      • Revolution is not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
      • Converting Kate by Beckie Weinheimer
      • Maus by Art Spiegelman
      • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
      • Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
      • Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter
      • Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
      • Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
    • Middle Grade
    • Wanting More by Rukhsana Kahn
    • Picture Books
    • Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen and Daniel Mark Duffy
    • Flowers on the Wall by Miriam Nerlove

    • Faith by Maya Ajmera

    Media Recommendations

    Websites & Blog Recommendations

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