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The epic fail of Arturo Zamora, by Arturo Zamora

Label
The epic fail of Arturo Zamora
Title
The epic fail of Arturo Zamora
Statement of responsibility
by Arturo Zamora
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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? Nothing beats summertime in Miami. For Arturo, this 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 feels different when a cute girl named Carmen moves into Arturo's apartment complex, turning his stomach into a deep fryer. Arturo almost doesn't notice the smarmy land developer who rolls into town and threatens to change it. What the town needs are new businesses, he says--not twenty-year-old restaurants. Arturo refuses to let his family and community go down without a fight. And as he schemes with Carmen to take down the developer, 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
Summary
Arturo's Miami summer is marked by the arrival of poetry enthusiast Carmen, who helps him use the power of protest to fight the plans of a land developer who wants to demolish his Abuela's restaurant
Tone
Character
Award
ALA Notable Children's Books, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10565576
Cataloging source
PLF
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
750
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The epic fail of Arturo Zamora, by Arturo Zamora
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
984980810
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781101997239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)984980810
Label
The epic fail of Arturo Zamora, by Arturo Zamora
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
984980810
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781101997239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)984980810

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