Mountains of the Moon

Stories About Social Justice 

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Edited by Stephanie Weller Hanson


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The 10 short stories in this collection for young adults put flesh and blood on issues of justice at personal and societal levels and offer in-depth material for reflecting on the meaning and practice of Christian justice.

  • Stanley, a young man with a penchant for moon- and stargazing, struggles to be known and respected by his father.
  • Stopping at a soup kitchen to take pictures for her boyfriend's photo essay, Lia is pressed into serving the soup, and her eyes are opened to a reality that can't be seen through a camera lens.
  • Lucy is someone's mother, someone's wife. To the casual observer, though, she's just a street person wandering the Mall in Washington, DC.

A companion leader's guide is also available, including suggestions for using the stories with groups.

Product Details

Copyright: Jan. 1, 1999

Format: Paperback

Size: 4.125 x 7.125

Length: 144 pages

Item number: 1323

ISBN: 978-0-88489-542-8

ISBN-10: 0-88489-542-4

Customer Reviews

By Heidi Borton, VOYA

Believable characters, smooth narrative, and hopeful endings characterize each story. . . . The author avoids pat answers to complex questions and situations while portraying authentic Christianity. Characters struggle with issues of faith, pray, see God at work in their lives, and grow in understanding in a way recognizable to believers. God is portrayed as loving, faithful, and intimately involved in the lives of his children. With a talent for details recognizable to all readers, Daoust uses simple and humorous language to describe truth.
Editorial Reviews

Catholic Library World, March, 2001

Each of these stories is a haunting tale of loneliness with the reminder that through God's love there is hope for a better way. These stories can be used effectively in youth discussions. These tales of modern life will haunt readers long after finishing the book.
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Leader's Guide for Mountains of the Moon: Stories About Social Justice