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Benjamin Alire Saenz

Biography

Benjamin Alire Saenz

Benjamin Alire Sáenz is an American Book Award–winning author of poetry and prose for adults and teens. 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.

Benjamin Alire Saenz

Books by Benjamin Alire Saenz

by Benjamin Alire Saenz - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Young Adult 14+
From the multi-award-winning author of ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS TO THE UNIVERSE comes a gorgeous new story about love, identity and families lost and found. Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? 
by Benjamin Alire Saenz - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

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. They seem to have nothing in common, but as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship. 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.