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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

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781442408937

Pages

368 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

HL380L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Incarceration; Gay/Lesbian; brother in prison; same-sex relationship; gay; gay teenager

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Mexican American)

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, 2013, Finalist, Young Adult Literature
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2013, Nominee, General Fiction
International Latino Book Award, 2013, Honorable Mention, Young Adult Fiction Book
Lambda Literary Award, 2013, Winner, LGBT Children's/Young Adult
Michael L. Printz Award, 2013, Honor Book
Pura Belpre Award, 2013, Winner, Narrative
Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, 2013, Winner, Children's (Young Adult Literature)

Keywords

friendship; coming of age; differences; bond; lonely; Texas; secrets; Vietnam War; swimming; art

Diversity Impact

direct

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


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