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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
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A 2018 Pura Belpr 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 Jos Mart .

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.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781101997239
  • ISBN-10: 1101997230
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: May 2017
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
  • Page Count: 256
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP