Saints of the Household

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$19.99  $18.59
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
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5.59 X 8.65 X 1.18 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Ari Tison is a Bribri (Indigenous Costa Rican) American and African descended poet and storyteller. Her poems and short works have been published in Yellow Medicine Review, The Under Review, Rock & Sling, and POETRY's first ever edition for children. She was the winner of the 2018 Vaunda Micheaux Nelson award for a BIPOC writer with Lerner Publishing. She currently is on faculty at Hamline University and the annual broadside editor for Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop where she gets to collaborate with the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts to bring incarcerated voices into the world. Saints of the Household is her debut novel.

Pura Belpré Award Winner
Walter Award Winner for Young Adult Literature

A YALSA William C. Morris Award Finalist

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
A TLA Tayshas Reading List Selection
A Notable Books for a Global Society Selection
A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Title

"In this striking, assured debut exhibiting a measured pace and delicate writing, Tison (Bribri) probes the ties of adolescent brotherhood and ways the effects of violence can stall self-directed growth... Remarkably compelling." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Tison's writing is staggering... Structurally and substantively, this book is an elegiac triumph that puts the human heart in the reader's hands." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

"A heartrending, contemporary debut novel about the repercussions of trauma and the healing power of family and art. ... Violence can be inherited but so can love and forgiveness. This vulnerable and magnetic tale of brotherhood belongs on every shelf." --School Library Journal, starred review

"The story itself is a quiet, soulful exploration of how young men process the often-stark realities they live in. The character notes are subtle and nuanced." --Booklist