The Summer of May

By Cecilia Galante
(Aladdin Paperbacks, Hardcover, 9781416980230, 252pp.)

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

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Twelve-year-old May is living in a desolate situation with only her grandmother, who is depressed about the absence of May’s mother, and her father, who works long hours and is almost never around. Due to her circumstance and her resentment over having to live in a low-income neighborhood, May often finds herself picking fights and getting into trouble.

But when May is caught graffiti-ing her least favorite teacher’s classroom, she is faced with a choice: expulsion or one-on-one summer school with the teacher she most detests. Begrudgingly, May chooses summer school and ultimately learns that her teacher has a secret past--and might just hold the key to answers no one else will give May about her mother.




About the Author
Cecilia Galante received her BA in English from King s College, Pennsylvania, and her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, Vermont. She lives with her husband and three children in Kingston Pennsylvania, where she teaches high school English and writes a monthly book column for the Times Leader newspaper. The Patron Saint of Butterflies is Cecilia s first young adult novel. Find her online at ceciliagalante.com
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