The Epic Fail of Arturo ZamoraBook - 2017
"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 cute 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 José Martí. 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."--Amazon.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2017
ISBN: 1101997230 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: Y CARTAYA
Characteristics: 236 pages ; 22 cm
From Library Staff
Author Pablo Cartaya is Cuban-American like his main character Arturo.
2018 Pura Belpre Author Award Honor