Keynote: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Presents Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Two Mexican American boys navigate cultural and familial pressures while exploring their new relationship—and the complexities of being young, gay, and in love during the height of the AIDS crisis. Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (a Time Best YA Book of All Time) offers a stunning, tender, intimate, and utterly unforgettable portrait of two teens coming into their own.

  • Format: This is an exclusive, pre-recorded virtual event.
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Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World


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