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Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
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1st ed.
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.
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Level 2.9, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 380L
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Full title aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe
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subject_facet Bildungsromans, Families -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Homosexuality -- Fiction, Mexican-Americans -- Fiction, Michael L. Printz honor book -- 2013
title_display Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe
title_full Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe / Benjamin Alire Sáenz
title_short Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe
topic_facet Bildungsromans, Families, Friendship, Homosexuality, Mexican-Americans, Michael L. Printz honor book