Patron Saints of Nothing
Author: Randy Ribay
After getting accepted to the University of Michigan, 17-year-old Jay Reguero plans on taking it easy for his final few months of high school. However, when his cousin in the Philippines, Jun, is murdered as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs, Jay can’t believe it. The cousin he grew up with would never have gotten involved in that.
Determined to uncover the truth, Jay sets out on a journey that will take him halfway across the world. Landing in the Philippines, he starts looking into his cousin’s death and sees the terrifying reality of Duterte’s policies, even as he discovers truths about Jun that he isn’t prepared to believe. Your teens will be floored by Jay’s gripping journey as he struggles to reconcile his faith, family, and immigrant identity.