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Blazer Common Book: 2016-17 Selection

Copies available in the Library

There are 5 copies available in the Library in the Course Reserve area (in-Library use only).

Brookhaven, Mtn. View, and Richland Libraries have copies that can be checked out. Call 972-273-3401 to request a copy to be sent to North Lake for you!

Preview chapter 1 in Google Books

You can read the book up to page 29 in Google Books


About the Author: Joshua Davis

Author Website - biography, writings, articles, and more.

Author Twitter - @JoshuaDavisNow

Author speeches, videos, media... from MacMillan Speakers

Themes for Discussion and Research

  • Immigration policy in the US, Illegal immigration
  • Undocumented immigrants, Social life, Deportations
  • Undocumented students, DREAM act, DREAMers movement
  • High school students, First-generation college students
  • Mexican American youth, Latino boys, Latino teenagers
  • Education/Economic conditions relationship
  • Underfunded public schools
  • Phoenix, AZ, Life & customs, impoverished neighborhoods
  • Robots, ROV (remotely operated vehicle), Robotics competitions
  • Remote submersibles, Underwater robotics
  • STEM fields, education & careers
  • Teacher/Student relationships
  • Creativity, Problem solving techniques, Teamwork

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The documentary Underwater Dreams narrates the remarkable persons and true events described in Spare Parts.

The documentary is available in the Student Resource Center, L240.

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