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Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe [sound recording] / Benjamin Alire Saenz.

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Bethel Public Library TEEN CDBK SAENZ (Text to phone) 34030127936166 Teen Book on CD Available -
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry YCD SAE (Text to phone) 33260000330952 Teen CD Available -
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Kent Memorial Library - Suffield HS NUTMEG YA CDA SAENZ (Text to phone) 32518132606941 Young Adult Book on CD Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding YA AUDIO Sea (Text to phone) 33620139900837 YA Audiobook Available -
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Plumb Memorial Library - Huntington Branch C/D TEEN FIC SAENZ (Text to phone) 34025133316163 Juvenile Book on CD Available -
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General Note: Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Duration: 7:30:00.
Nutmeg Award Nominee, High School, 2016.
Pura Belpre Medal, Narrative, 2013.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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:
12 and up.
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, High School, 2016.
Pura Belpre Medal, Narrative, 2013.
Subject: Families Fiction
Mexican Americans Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Homosexuality Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
by Sáenz, Benjamin Alire; Miranda, Lin-Manuel (Read by); Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

One ONE SUMMER NIGHT I FELL ASLEEP, HOPING THE WORLD would be different when I woke. In the morning, when I opened my eyes, the world was the same. I threw off the sheets and lay there as the heat poured in through my open window. My hand reached for the dial on the radio. "Alone" was playing. Crap, "Alone," a song by a group called Heart. Not my favorite song. Not my favorite group. Not my favorite topic. "You don't know how long . . ." I was fifteen. I was bored. I was miserable. As far as I was concerned, the sun could have melted the blue right off the sky. Then the sky could be as miserable as I was. The DJ was saying annoying, obvious things like, "It's summer! It's hot out there!" And then he put on that retro Lone Ranger tune, something he liked to play every morning because he thought it was a hip way to wake up the world. "Hi-yo, Silver!" Who hired this guy? He was killing me. I think that as we listened to the William Tell Overture, we were supposed to be imagining the Lone Ranger and Tonto riding their horses through the desert. Maybe someone should have told that guy that we all weren't ten-year-olds anymore. "Hi-yo, Silver!" Crap. The DJ's voice was on the airwaves again: "Wake up, El Paso! It's Monday, June fifteenth, 1987! 1987! Can you believe it? And a big 'Happy Birthday' goes out to Waylon Jennings, who's fifty years old today!" Waylon Jennings? This was a rock station, dammit! But then he said something that hinted at the fact that he might have a brain. He told the story about how Waylon Jennings had survived the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and Richie Valens. On that note, he put on the remake of "La Bamba" by Los Lobos. "La Bamba." I could cope with that. I tapped my bare feet on the wood floor. As I nodded my head to the beat, I started wondering what had gone through Richie Valens's head before the plane crashed into the unforgiving ground. Hey, Buddy! The music's over. For the music to be over so soon. For the music to be over when it had just begun. That was really sad. (c) 2012 Benjamin Alire Sáenz Excerpted from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.
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