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W.I. Dykes Library Book Club Meets Feb. 28


By Laura Wagner

The UHD Library Book Club will host its next meeting Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 2:30 to  3:30 p.m., in the UHD W.I. Dykes Library Rockwell Room on the 5th floor of One Main Building. This month’s selection is “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. 

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Sáenz is an award-winning American poet, novelist, and writer of children's books. In this young adult novel, he tells the story of Dante and Ari, two Mexican-American boys growing up in El Paso during the 1980s. Their unlikely friendship offers the teens a path for self-discovery that has the potential to change their lives (and themselves) for the better.

Winner of the Stonewall Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2013) and the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult (2013), among other awards, “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” offers book clubbers the opportunity to look at issues of identity, acceptance, family roles, and friendship through the eyes of these two young men as they struggle to make sense of their own universe.

Register online to join the W.I. Dykes Library Book Club!


  • When: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rockwell Room, W.I. Dykes Library, 5th floor, One Main Building (in person with an option to join via Zoom)
  • Light snacks and drinks provided!

Want more information? Contact Charis Vieira, Supervisor, Interlibrary Loan Services, at vieirac@uhd.edu.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.