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The Resource Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream, Joshua Davis

Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream, Joshua Davis

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Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream
Title
Spare parts
Title remainder
four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Davis
Title variation
Four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture. In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much, but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition, and yet, against all odds . . . they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story--which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement--will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis's Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country--even as the country tried to kick them out
Summary
Tells the story of four Mexican American high school students who built a submersible robot and entered it in a national competition.
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10351850
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.8/92/07973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TJ211.26
LC item number
.D38 2014
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930
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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four Mexican teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream
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Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream, Joshua Davis
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879662295
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition, 2014.
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780374183370
Lccn
2014018569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879662295
  • (Sirsi) a1773937
Label
Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream, Joshua Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879662295
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition, 2014.
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780374183370
Lccn
2014018569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879662295
  • (Sirsi) a1773937

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