Shelia P. Moses. The Baptism. New York: Margaret K. McElderry, 2007.

Twin brothers Leon and Luke Curry’s God-fearing mother thinks that it’s time for her adolescent sons to commit their lives to the Lord. The boys mean to do that, but the challenges of new family relationships, a trickster older brother, and the innocent temptations of summer in the rural South make it hard for them to give up their sinning ways. Racism, past and present, is part of Leon and Luke’s world, and navigating that adds tension and depth to the novel.

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