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Tito the Bonecrusher

Tito the Bonecrusher

Melissa Thomson

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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