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Faith Formation: Young Leaders

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Tweens & Teens

Ancestor Approved     Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way     A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power     Chingona: Owning Your Inner Badass for Healing and Justice          Diary of a Young Naturalist          In Defense of Kindness: Why It Matters, How It Changes Our Lives, and How It Can Save the World     Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing     Practical advice to help kids of all abilities achieve their goals and build a growth mindset     The Power to Bless: How to Speak Life and Empower the People You Love:  Wright, Alan, Chapman, Gary: 9781540900555: Books     The Purpose Gap     Notable Native People     Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges     The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks     Rolling Warrior     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park     To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope     We Can     We Rise Higher: Poems and Prayers for Graduates          Youth to Power

Black Girls Unbossed: Young World Changers Leading the Way   Study Guide here

Children's Books

     All the Feelings Under the Sun     Bella's Recipe for Success     Picture of Birds of the Air          Change Sings  is brought to life by #1  New York Times  bestselling illustrator Loren Long, the artist behind Barack Obama’s children’s book  Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters . Written as a children’s anthem, Gorman’s book reminds the newest generation that they have the power to shape the word with their actions and voices.     Picture of Dream Big, My Precious One               Finding Beauty          A Girl's Bill of Rights                         Liberty's Civil Rights Road Trip     The Little Book of Joy          Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers               Maybe You Might     My Voice Is a Trumpet by Jimmie Allen          Para Todos - For All     Pinkie Promises          Sarah Rising               Cyril the Lonely Cloud: 9780192767585: Books     Sofia Valdez's Big Project Book for Awesome Activists     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park               Together     Walking for Water | Kids Can Press     Look Inside Walking toward Peace     We Are Better Together     We Wait for the Sun               The Year We Learned to Fly     You Are Revolutionary

Zonia's Rain Forest

Includes a translation of the story in Ashaninka, information about the Ashaninka community, and resources on the Amazon rain forest and its wildlife.

Adult Books

The AOC Generation     A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power     Salty: Lessons on Eating, Drinking, and Living from Revolutionary Women     The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World     The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus     Thrivers by Michele Borba, Ed. D.     Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way


Blogs, Podcasts & Articles


How to Keep Gen Z in Your Pews by St Olaf College Senior, Holly Beck.

Jessica Guleth wonders, "What does it look like for the voices of our youth to be invited in, heard and included in the ways we do for adults? What needs adjusting in our minds and hearts to see and hear them as members?" in The Future of the Church Is Young.

The Voices of Young People Podcast

Other Book Lists

     Raising Engaged Humans: A Book List for Big-Hearted Parents     

Chapter Books to Fuel Social Justice Movements     citizenship - small.jpg     peace books.jpg     

In Our Library

CHURCH ON PURPOSE     Cover Image     The Kids’ Guide to Working Out Conflicts How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, and Get Along     Ministry by Teenagers: Developing Leaders from Within  -     By: Jonathan McKee, David R. Smith     Practicing Discernment with Youth | A Transformative Youth Ministry Approach (White)     Illustration by