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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780374303532240 Pages, Ages 8-12
In her first standalone middle-grade novel, the beloved author of the Keena Ford chapter book series delivers a funny yet timely and moving story about family and immigration.
Oliver "Spaghetti-O" Rodriguez's dad is about to be deported to Mexico, and Oliver believes the only way to save him is with the help of his favorite lucha-libre wrestler turned action star, Tito the Bonecrusher. Together with his best friend Brianna (a.k.a. "Brain"), and their new ally Paul "Popcorn" Robards, Oliver devises a madcap plan to spring his dad from a Florida detention center. Heartwarming and hilarious, this book looks at what it takes to be a hero...and what happens when you realize that saving the day might not always be possible.