CECH Spotlight highlights recommended books in the the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) Library.
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe / written by by Benjamin Alire Sáenz / 2012
Celebrate Pride all summer long and read about the important stories of LGBTQ+ youth and their lives. Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe can be described as a very simple yet impactful read. Sáenz needs no intense plot twist or a plethora of characters to tell a touching and memorable story.
Follow along Ari’s coming-of-age journey as he faces struggles with loneliness, sexuality, and familial relationships, and along the way forms a special relationship with Dante, an artsy and talented swimmer he meets at the neighborhood pool. Ari and Dante live nearly opposite lives, yet are still struggling with the same issues. A perfect summer read with relatable teenage struggles, Ari & Dante is an authentic story that focuses on the small details in relationships and life, such as those ponderings about life, love, personal moments, and self-discovery.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is available from CECH Library, as well as the OhioLINK and Search Ohio lending networks. Keep an eye out for the sequel that debuts in October!
Review by Alyssa Gruich, CECH Library Student Assistant | Political Science, A&S 2022