Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Simon and Schuster BYFR
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.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Incarceration; Gay/Lesbian; brother in prison; same-sex relationship; gay; gay teenager
Latinx (Mexican American)
mother and father
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)
friendship; coming of age; differences; bond; lonely; Texas; secrets; Vietnam War; swimming; art
Senz, Benjamin Alire, "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" (2014). Diverse Families. 567.