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Maria Padian

Biography

Maria Padian

Maria Padian is a graduate of Middlebury College (BA) and the University of Virginia (MA). She is a freelance writer, essayist, and author of young adult novels, including BRETT MCCARTHY: Work in Progress, JERSEY TOMATOES ARE THE BEST, and OUT OF NOWHERE. Maria lives with her family in Brunswick, Maine.

Maria Padian

Books by Maria Padian

by Maria Padian - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Everyone on campus has a different version of what happened that night. Haley saw Jenny return from the party, shell-shocked. Richard heard Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard are pushed to opposite sides of the school’s investigation. Now conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible --- especially when reputations, relationships and whole futures are riding on the verdict.

by Maria Padian - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

After the events of 9/11, Enniston, Maine has become a "secondary migration" location for Somali refugees, who are seeking a better life after their country was destroyed by war. Four refuges join his soccer team and Saeed. But when Saeed's eligibility is questioned and Tom screws up in a big way, Tom's left to grapple with a culture he doesn't understand and take responsibility for his actions.