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Blazer Common Book: 2016-17 Selection

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About the Author: Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis and movie poster for Spare Parts

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.


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