The Epic Fail Of Arturo Zamora

ISBN-10: 1101997230
ISBN-13: 9781101997239
Author: Cartaya, Pablo
Interest Level: 4-8
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: May 2017

Copyright: 0

Page Count: 256


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Interest Level

Grades 4-8

Reading Level

Guided Reading: V
Lexile: 750L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 7.0

BISAC Subjects

Family life; Florida; Miami; Fiction

Family life; Florida; Miami; Fiction

Family life; Florida; Miami; Fiction

Description
For Arturo, summetime 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 girl 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.