Spare Parts (Young Readers' Edition)

By Joshua Davis

Hardcover edition

Publisher Macmillan Imprint Farrar, Straus & Giroux ISBN


Spare Parts (Young Readers' Edition)

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Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism,Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse,Language: Mild Language,Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur,Social Issue: Harsh Realities of Life,Violence: Child Abuse

The young readers’ edition of the New York Times–bestselling FSG adult book and major motion picture—the story of four undocumented Mexican teenagers, one robot, and a wild dream, adapted by bestselling Mexican-American author Reyna Grande.

In 2004, four undocumented Mexican teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they would amount to much—but two inspiring high school science teachers convinced these kids to use their talents and build something grander than their wildest dreams: an underwater robot. Up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, the four Phoenix teenagers scraped together meager funds and their tech classroom's spare parts to astound not only the competition's judges, but themselves.

This young readers’ edition highlights these students’ insurmountable courage, intelligence, and determination to succeed, even when their country was against them. More timely now than ever, Spare Parts: Young Readers’ Edition is an accessible introduction to immigration and STEM, adapted by a prominent Mexican-American author.

“Afterword by the Author.” Notes. Full-color photo insert. 
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