Both the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and its highly anticipated sequel Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World in one collectible hardcover boxed set.
When Aristotle and Dante met that one summer at their local swimming pool, they had no way of knowing they would change each other’s lives forever. Together, they discover that they share a special bond—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime—and tackle the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.
After opening themselves up to love, they must learn what it means to stay in love—and to build their relationship against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic in 1980s America, in a world that doesn’t seem to want them to exist. To Ari, tragedy feels like his destiny, but can he forge his own path and create a life where he can not only survive, but thrive?
This achingly honest boxed set includes: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Aristotle and Dante and the Story of the World Without Us in It
Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. He is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the American Book Award for his books for adults. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe was a Printz Honor Book, the Stonewall Award winner, the Pura Belpre Award winner, the Lambda Literary Award winner, and a finalist for the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award. 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 teaches creative writing at the University of Texas, El Paso.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 12, 2021)