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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
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Author
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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
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1974-
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Davis, Joshua
Dewey number
629.8/92/07973
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LC call number
TJ211.26
LC item number
.D38 2014ab
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other
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Read by Will Damron
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  • Damron, Will
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  • Robotics
  • Remote submersibles
  • Mexican American boys
  • Mexican Americans
  • Phoenix (Ariz.)
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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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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 51 min., 50 sec.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781427261915
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(electronic audio bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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sound
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other
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  • (OCoLC)896873953
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Label
Spare parts : four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American Dream, Joshua Davis
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 51 min., 50 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427261915
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ead0e25d-67a4-4d1b-975a-6038fbd2c925
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • (OCoLC)896873953
  • (OCoLC)ocn896873953
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