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

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  • ISBN: 9781432849276
  • ISBN: 1432849271
  • Physical Description: 445 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

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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:
HL380L Lexile
Ages 12 and up.
390 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 2.9.
Reading Counts! 4.3.
Accelerated Reader AR 2.9 8.0 149873.
Awards Note:
Pura Belpré Narrative Winner, 2013.
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2012.
Stonewall Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2013.
Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult, 2013.
Subject: Mexican American teenagers > Texas > Juvenile fiction.
Mexican American families > Texas > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Homosexuality > Juvenile fiction.
Gay teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers > Juvenile fiction.
Prisoners > Family relationships > Juvenile fiction.
Anger > Juvenile fiction.
Self-perception > Juvenile fiction.
Loyalty > Juvenile fiction.
Trust > Juvenile fiction.
El Paso (Tex.) > Juvenile fiction.
Coming of age > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Mexican Americans > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Homosexuality > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Young adult fiction.

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