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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended)

ISBN: 1442408928

Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended)

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

KDL Description:

TEEN SAENZ

“It is the story of two Mexican American teens with the unlikely names of Aristotle and Dante. The boys meet at the swimming pool when Dante offers to teach Aristotle to swim. Their friendship grows strong in spite of several mishaps and accidents. And when Dante professes to Aristotle that he likes kissing boys, Aristotle must make a decision that could affect the friendship of the two boys forever. LGBTQ interest.”—Jim at KDL’s Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch

Amazon Description:

A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.