Patron Saints of Nothing
Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story.
Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth—and the part he played in it.
As gripping as it is lyrical, Patron Saints of Nothing is a page-turning portrayal of the struggle to reconcile faith, family, and immigrant identity.
Author’s note. Recommended reading.
JLG Release: Oct 2019
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Awards & Honors
Publishers Weekly Best Books - 2019
2019 National Book Awards Finalist
NPR’s Book Concierge - 2019
NYPL Best Books - 2019
Edgar Award Nominee - 2020
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews*, Booklist*, School Library Journal*, The Horn Book Magazine, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)*
School Library Journal
8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A