Many Ways

How Families Practice Their Beliefs and Religions

From the Series Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Through vivid, full-color photographs and easily understood sentences, see how children from around the world practice their religious beliefs. Looking at the rich diversity as well as the underlying similarities of a variety of spiritual traditions, young readers understand that, although the world’s religions have many differences, their primary goals are the same – to “love and care for one another…and for our beautiful Earth.”

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2006
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2005-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 200
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.375 x 11
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 102467
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed

Author: Sheila M. Kelly

Sheila M. Kelly was a former teacher and clinical psychologist. Her professional experience inspired a number of books for young children written with photographer Shelley Rotner.

Author, Photographer: Shelley Rotner

Shelley Rotner is a noted freelance photojournalist, whose work has appeared in Time magazine, National Geographic's World Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Outside Magazine, Food and Wine, and numerous others. She is also the author and photo-illustrator of over 30 award-winning children's books. Her most recent books include Many Ways, Every Season, and Feeling Thankful. Shelley has also traveled extensively for UNICEF documenting programs about children, women, and education. Currently, Ms. Rotner is working on a collection of large, hand-painted photographs that capture beautiful and sacred places she has discovered in her travels. Shelley Rotner received her undergraduate degree in photography and psychology from Syracuse University and a dual Master's degree in elementary education and museum education from Bank Street College.



“A fine visual introduction to a basic American freedom, this book is a good starting place for conversations about different religions.”

Publishers Weekly

“. . .serves as a simple introduction to how families practice their different religions, promoting tolerance and respect. The clear, spare text and large photographs serve as eye-opening catalogue as well as a jumping-off point for discussion.”
Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“Children and parents of different races and religions are shown practicing their faith and expressing their love for one another and ‘for our beautiful earth.’ The message that is reinfoced is that although all of the people pictured have different religions, they share fundamental values.”
School Library Journal