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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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Publisher Comments:

This Printz Honor Book is a and#8220;tender, honest exploration of identityand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;Publishers Weeklyandlt;/Iandgt;) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 friendshipand#8212;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.

About the Author

Benjamin Alire Sand#225;enz is an author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. He is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Book Award for his books for adults. andlt;iandgt;Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universeandlt;/iandgt; was a Printz Honor Book, the Stonewall Award winner, the Pura Belpre Award winner, the Lambda Literary Award winner, and a finalist for the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award. His first novel for teens, andlt;iandgt;Sammy and Juliana in Hollywoodandlt;/iandgt;, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second book for teens, andlt;iandgt;He Forgot to Say Goodbyeandlt;/iandgt;, won the Tomand#225;s Rivera Mexican American Childrenand#8217;s Book Award, the Southwest Book Award, and was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. He teaches creative writing at the University of Texas, El Paso.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442408937
Author:
Saenz, Benjamin Alire
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20140401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr (no spfx)
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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