Spare Parts

Spare Parts

Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

eBook - 2014
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Relates how four undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arizona put together an underwater robot from scavenged parts and went on to win the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374712655
0374712654
0374534985
9780374534981
0374183376
9780374183370
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages) : illustrations

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I liked it! Easy-to-read style. It feels like journalism -- very satisfying journalism!

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amullan
Nov 29, 2015

great story! Hard to put down, and hard to forget… even if this talented team was often forgotten by the rest of their home land.

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StarGladiator
Mar 13, 2015

A heart-warming book once again highlighting the importance of outstanding teachers [and psychotic immigration policies]! A colossal read, and another one espousing the investment of resources in the youth of America, regardless of socioeconomic background! A complementary book would be by Judy Dutton, Science Fair Season. Both of these are tremendous reads. The capitalist educational system routinely fails, it is overdue time for a meritocratic educational system for one and all!

ChristchurchLib Feb 10, 2015

This is the inspiring true story of how four Mexican-American teens, all undocumented immigrants, built a robot from scavenged parts and won the National Underwater Robotics Competition at the University of California at Santa Barbara. In addition to detailing the team's trailblazing victory, this book also examines social issues such as immigration and access to higher education. February 2015 Nature and Science newsletter.

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