Religious Themes in YA Lit

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Readers of H-High-S may be interested in "Religious Themes in YA Lit," the latest post in H-Amstdy's American Childhoods series. In it, Bridgid Cassin explores past and present uses of young adult literature with religious content in classroom settings. She problemitizes some pedagogical approaches involving religion in American education. The use of these texts is not limited to high school literature courses; their application extends to history, social studies and other subjects and they offer some form of instruction on not just religious but civic life.