Gr 6-9-This volume's title is something of a misnomer, because the coverage is actually of Canada and the United States, leaving out Mexico and Central America entirely. Five chapters are devoted to various aspects of Christianity-Catholicism, Evangelical churches, Mormons, Amish and Mennonites, and women in African-American Christianity. The remaining five chapters address Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Wicca and Neopaganism. Many religions are not covered, notably the bulk of Protestants. The author does give a fairly balanced representation of those that are included, offering both positive and negative aspects of current religious life for women, including quotes from practitioners. Photos and other illustrations don't add much to the text, generally featuring portraits of unidentified women.-Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, WI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.