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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

by Pablo Cartaya

Synopsis

A 2018 Pura Belpre Author Honor Book Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL? For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. And maybe a few shifts as junior lunchtime dishwasher at Abuela's restaurant. Maybe. But this summer also includes Carmen, a poetry enthusiast who moves into Arturo's apartment complex and turns his stomach into a deep fryer. He almost doesn't notice the smarmy land developer who rolls into town and threatens to change it. Arturo refuses to let his family and community go down without a fight, and as he schemes with Carmen, Arturo discovers the power of poetry and protest through untold family stories and the work of Jose Marti. Funny and poignant, The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora is the vibrant story of a family, a striking portrait of a town, and one boy's quest to save both, perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia.

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Copyright year 2017
ISBN-13 9781101997253
ISBN-10 1101997257
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Young Readers Group
Subject
File Size 73 MB
Number of Pages 272
Length of Recording 5
Language ENG
Shelf No. NA871
Grade Range 5-
Ages 10
Lexile 750L
Curriculums Lucy Calkins Reading And Writing Workshop Trademarks