KidSpirit, spiritual magazine by and for youth, wins a 2017 S&P Award


BROOKLYN, N.Y. – KidSpirit, the award-winning online magazine by and for youth to explore life’s big questions, is proud to announce it has been chosen for a 2017 S&P Award as one of the 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2017.

Spirituality & Practice, co-founded by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, is the result of 50 years working at the intersection of where spirituality and practice meet. The site has a database of 4,700 book excerpts, and a vast collection of blogs, e-courses, and films, and a database of spiritual teachers dedicated to exploring the world’s faiths and traditions and celebrating spiritual exploration.

10 Years of KidSpirit is a collection of the most inspiring and thoughtful writing, poetry, and artwork chosen from the nearly 40 issues published during KidSpirit’s first decade. It was selected for an S&P Award for being among the most impressive and inspiring of the over 300 titles reviewed by Spirituality & Practice in 2017. The review calls 10 Years of KidSpirit, a “superb sampler,” suggesting that readers get a copy, “and recommend it to your congregational or public library…This is a great book to give to a young person in your life to inspire and encourage his/her own creativity.” According to Spirituality & Practice, in this anthology, “you will hear about these young people’s hopes, their concerns, and their passions.”

KidSpirit is a unique forum for young people of all backgrounds and traditions to engage in a conversation emphasizing inclusivity and authenticity. A network of 11-to-17-year-olds choose quarterly themes such as Ethics and Morality, Roots of Spirit, and Human Dignity, and write and review submissions of articles, poetry, and artwork around these themes. Hundreds of young writers and artists from 19 countries have delved into these thought provoking themes and have created writing or art to express their insights and explore the underlying humanity that connects us all.

10 Years of KidSpirit also features pieces by renowned spiritual teachers and writers, such as Lama Surya Das, Dr. Eboo Patel, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, and Bill McKibben, who share their experience and wisdom in KidSpirit’s “PerSpectives” department. Although 314 pages long, the book contains only a fraction of the wide ranging work published over the past decade.

10 Years of KidSpirit is available for purchase here


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