Joshua Davis' Author Page
The author of Spare Parts and two other books, Joshua Davis, also contributes to PBS and Wired magazine. He is the co-founder of Epic magazine, a free non-fiction online publication.
How 4 Mexican Immigrant Kids and Their Cheap Robot Beat MIT
Read the original magazine article that inspired the book and the movie!
Link to the Spare Parts Facebook Pages
Can you pass the U.S. Naturalization Test?
Nash Reads: Spare Parts by Joshua Davis
Nash Reads is a co-curricular activity designed to foster a sense of community through a shared reading experience that promotes academic discourse, integrates social and academic experiences, and encourages service to the community campus-wide or beyond.
See the Spare Parts movie trailer!
NPR Interview with author Joshua Davis and Spare Parts Team
Listen to the author's interview, read a book excerpt, and view the movie trailer here.
"In 2004, four Latino high school students won an underwater robotics competition sponsored by NASA and the Office of Naval Research. With little funding or experience, they beat out a field of college teams, including one from MIT. It was a classic underdog story with a made-for-Hollywood ending. In fact, a major motion picture recounting their victory will be released later this week. Yet, the reality was much more complicated. The teenagers from Phoenix lived in the United States illegally. Though clearly talented, they faced a future with limited options. "
Listen to the interview below.
Read Spare Parts!
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