1212 Year of the Journey

In a world where thousands are dying over matters of religion, where do you go? What do you believe? Who do you put your own faith in? These questions, so relevent to growing up now, are also questions faced by young people hundreds of years ago as ththey saw their cities and towns destroyed by the Christian Crusades. Based on a true story of a peaceful crusade in 1212 led by children, this book traces the lives of three multifaith characters as they try to find answers to these (unfortunately) persistent questions. Award-winning author Kathleen McDonnell vividly draws a world both dramatically different and remarkably similar to our own. An ideal pick for curriculum links to social studies, history, philosophy and religion.
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