DIVerse Families
 
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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Mexican American

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

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

Diversity Impact

direct

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Share

COinS