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Aristotle and Dante dive into the waters of the world / Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

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Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK Y SAE (Text) 33500013484548 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK Y SAE (Text) 33500013484555 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781797128481
  • ISBN: 1797128485
  • Physical Description: 9 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Title from container.
Sequel to: Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Summary, etc.:
"Ari has spent all of high school burying who he really is, staying silent and invisible. He expected his senior year to be the same. But something in him cracked open when he fell in love with Dante, and he can't go back. Suddenly he finds himself reaching out to new friends, standing up to bullies of all kinds, and making his voice heard. And, always, there is Dante, dreamy, witty Dante, who can get on Ari's nerves and fill him with desire all at once. The boys are determined to forge a path for themselves in a world that doesn't understand them. But when Ari is faced with a shocking loss, he'll have to fight like never before to create a life that is truthfully, joyfully his own."--Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 up.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #2
    *Starred Review* Nearly a decade after he gave voice to two of the most endearing characters in modern YA literature (introduced in Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, 2012), Miranda returns to the teens into the next era of their relationship. Ari and Dante struggle with and revel in the overpowering love they share as they navigate changing family dynamics, loss, racism, the AIDS crisis, friendships, and the challenges of a future of yearning in which they fear they will never be accepted and never be enough: Never American enough, Mexican enough, even gay enough. Miranda presents Sáenz's words softly and pensively, with all of their passion and poetry, using a composer's sense of timing for both dialogue and internal thoughts. The story is told from Ari's perspective, and Miranda voices Dante with a slightly faster pace and higher tone, which keeps their identities clear. Side characters are distinguishable with subtle accent work, varied pacing, and elevated tones for the boys' female friends. This is an incredibly intimate performance—in moments of great emotion, Miranda's voice is barely above a whisper—and it is imbued with his trademark earnestness. Love courses through Sáenz's prose and Miranda's resonant narration, vibrantly, heartbreakingly, and beautifully audible in this must-listen sequel. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. He was the first Hispanic winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and a recipient of the American Book Award for his books for adults. He is the author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, which was a Printz Honor Book, the Stonewall Award winner, the Pura Belpré Award winner, the Lambda Literary Award winner, and a finalist for the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, and its sequel, Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World. His first novel for teens, Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood, was an ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second book for teens, He Forgot to Say Goodbye, won the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, the Southwest Book Award, and was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. He lives in El Paso, Texas.

Subject: Mexican Americans > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Mexican American teenage boys > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
High school seniors > Fiction.
High school students > Fiction.
Closeted gays > Fiction.
Gays > Fiction.
Gay teenagers > Fiction.
AIDS (Disease) > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Homosexuality > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Anger > Fiction.
Self-perception > Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
High school juniors > Fiction.
High school students > Fiction.
Gays > Fiction.
Closeted gays > Fiction.
Mexican Americans > Fiction.
Gay teenagers > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Romance fiction.
Gay fiction.
Love stories.

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