Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
When Ari and Dante meet at the local pool, they appear to have virtually nothing in common. Dante is a mystery to Ari with his love for poetry and eloquent expressions. As the pair spends the summer together, they grow closer and closer. But sometimes, defining an emotional bond is more difficult than it would seem. Is it friendship? Love?
This heartwarming novel is perfect for discussions in the EFL classroom around sexuality and identity construction. Due to their childhoods, Ari and Dante have different ways of identifying and struggling with their Mexican heritage.
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014. 358 pp., ISBN 9781442408937