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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Title

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Publisher

Simon and Schuster BYFR

Pages

368 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781442408937

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Incarceration; Homosexuality; brother in jail; same sex relationship; homosexuality; gay; gay family member

Annotation

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Grade Level

6-8, 9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

Mexican American

Awards

Americans Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2013 General Fiction; Michael L. Printz Award, 2013, None; Pura Belpre Award, 2013 Author; Stonewall Book Award, 2013 Children's (Young Audlt Literature)

Keywords

families; friendship; coming of age

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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