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Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe / Benjamin Alire Saènz.

Available copies

  • 25 of 27 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

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0 current holds with 27 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch T FIC SAE (Text) 0530009821485 Young Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch T FIC SAE (Text) 0530009821477 Young Adult Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781442408920
  • ISBN: 1442408928
  • ISBN: 9781442408937
  • Physical Description: 359 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2012]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
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 friendship—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.
Target Audience Note:
"Ages 12 up"--Jacket.
HL380L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 2.9 8 149873
Subject: Families > Juvenile fiction.
Mexican Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Homosexuality > Juvenile fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Mexican Americans > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Homosexuality > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Young adult fiction.
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Benjamin Alire Sáenz 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. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 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, Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second book for teens, He Forgot to Say Goodbye, won the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children&;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.


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