Epic fail of arturo zamora
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo CartayaSave 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, 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 Abuelas restaurant. Maybe. But this summer also includes Carmen, a cute poetry enthusiast who moves into Arturos apartment complex and turns his stomach into a deep fryer. He almost doesnt 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.
Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora was among them. What truly makes The Epic Fail special, though, is how Cartaya burnishes deeper themes like family, community, gentrification, and cultural identity with nuance and irresistible charm. When Wilfrido Pipo, a villainous real estate developer, saunters into Canal Grove looking to build a luxurious high rise, Arturo and his family fear the move will drastically alter their Miami neighborhood.
I recommend this book for fifth and sixth grade students. Arturo Zamora lives in a close-knit Miami neighborhood. His grandparents immigrated from Cuban and eventually built a successful neighborhood restaurant. Once his grandma fell ill, his mother took over the restaurant. They are trying to heal after the loss of her mother.
This was a great story about the power of family and believing in its strength. I started the book thinking it would be an okay read. It was much more than that. The book focuses on middle school Arturo Zamora. He lives in Miami and his family owns a local Cuban restaurant. The matriarch of the family is abuela grandma. Her love and spirit has created a family run business that can now expand to the next empty lot on their street.
4 days ago About The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. A Pura Belpré Author Honor Book Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela.
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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya