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Most teachers will tell you that summer break isn’t actually a “break” at all. A lot of my colleagues teach summer school or work a second job in addition to spending time with their families. I suppose I could just sit in my underwear and blog all day, but that’d get boring after a while… plus, it sounds kinda creepy.
So what am I up to this summer?
I’m working on a book about high school atheists: How they’re getting more and more vocal, how they’re challenging religion in their public schools (by forming groups, challenging graduation prayers, etc.), what kinds of obstacles they face, how they’ve overcome them, how the rest of us can help… you get the idea.
The goal is to have it done and published by the time fall rolls around, when I go back to work and young atheists are back in school.
I’ll provide updates along the way — and throw out some questions in case I need more feedback on a particular section.
And then, when Patheos Press publishes the book in the fall, you’re all gonna buy multiple copies, right?!
C’mon, people. Don’t make me resell my soul on eBay.

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.