Mountains of the Moon

Stories About Social Justice 

Edited by Stephanie Weller Hanson



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

ISBN: 978-0-88489-542-8

ISBN-10: 0-88489-542-4

Customer reviews

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.