Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By Benjamin Alire Saenz

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9781442408937, 359pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

This Printz Honor Book is a tender, honest exploration of identity ("Publishers Weekly") that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.
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.

About the Author
Benjamin Alire Saenz is the author of In Perfect Light, Carry Me Like Water, and House of Forgetting, as well as the author of several children s books. He won the American Book Award for his collection of poems Calendar of Dust. Saenz is the chair of the creative writing department at the University of Texas-El Paso.