by Anne Neuberger
Neuberger’s stories introduce children, parents, and teachers to Catholic Social Teaching in a simple yet profound way. She gently creates an awareness of our responsibility to one another as a human family and as God’s family.
Twenty-six of the stories are about individual children from diverse cultures and sixteen are based on cultural feasts and festivals from around the world. All are excellent, informative, and fun.
Video interview with Anne Neuberger
A Girl Named Mister
by Nikki Grimes
Mary Rudine, called Mister by almost everyone, has attended church and sung in the choir for as long as she can remember. But then she meets Trey. His long lashes and smooth words make her question what she knows is right, and one mistake leaves her hiding a growing secret. Mary is excited about her upcoming wedding, and has done everything according to Jewish law. So when an angel appears one night and tells her – a virgin – she’ll give birth, Mary can’t help but feel confused, and soon finds herself struggling with the greatest blessing the world will ever know. Feeling abandoned, Mister is drawn to Mary’s story, and together both young women discover the depth of God’s love and the mysteries of his divine plan.