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Summer Reading 2020

Information on the Books for 2020 Summer Reading

Why Choose This Book?

Patron Saints of NothingPatron Saints of Nothing

by Randy Ribay

"When seventeen-year-old Jay Reguero learns his Filipino cousin and former best friend, Jun, was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, he flies to the Philippines to learn more." -- NoveList

Part mystery, part elegy, part coming of age, this novel is a perfect convergence of authentic voice and an emphasis on inner dialogue around equity, purpose, and reclaiming one’s lost cultural identity

-School Library Journal - Starred Review

National Book Award Nominee

Read this book if...

  • You are interested in the Philippines
  • You like books with an element of mystery to them
  • You want to read about a character exploring his heritage

 

Videos

Introduction to the book, by author Randy ribay

Q+A with the Author, in Manila

More About the Book

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Recommended reading articles on the Philippine Drug War  from page 323 of the book Patron Saints of Nothing