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Maine author, Maria Padian, launches new YA novel, HOW TO BUILD A HEART

Tuesday, January 28th, 7PM
Maine author, Maria Padian, launches new YA novel, HOW TO BUILD A HEART
All sixteen-year-old Izzy Crawford wants is to feel like she really belongs somewhere. Her father, a marine, died in Iraq six years ago, and Izzy’s moved to a new town nearly every year since, far from the help of her extended family in North Carolina and Puerto Rico. When Izzy’s hardworking mom moves their small family to Virginia, all her dreams start clicking into place. She likes her new school—even if Izzy is careful to keep her scholarship-student status hidden from her well-to-do classmates and her new athletic and popular boyfriend. And best of all: Izzy’s family has been selected by Habitat for Humanity to build and move into a brand-new house. Izzy is this close to the community and permanence she’s been searching for, until all the secret pieces of her life begin to collide.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
How to Build a Heart Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616208493
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 28th, 2020