Patron Saints of Nothing

For a limited time, educators can get a FREE ebook download of Randy Ribay’s award-winning Patron Saints of Nothing for curriculum consideration, as well as a FREE Educator’s Guide. This young adult fiction title is a coming-of-age story about a Filipino-American teen who travels to the Philippines to find out the truth about a relative killed in a drug war--an experience that forces the protagonist to re-evaluate his own identity.

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School Library Journal, starred review

"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."

Curriculum tie-ins:

  • Family history
  • Coming of age
  • Drug addiction
  • Biracial identity
  • Toxic masculinity