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INKWOOD'S Official Book Club! -- SPARE PARTS

INKWOOD'S OFFICIAL BOOK CLUB!
Thursday, May 21
7 PM
 
May's book selection is Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teens,
One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream
by Joshua Davis
 
 
Everyone is welcome at book club!
We only ask that you purchase the book from us to participate.
 
About the book: 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.

$14.00
ISBN: 9780374534981
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - December 2nd, 2014

ACE ATKINS here with Robert B. Parker's KICKBACK

Meet the Author!
ACE ATKINS
with his new Spenser novel KICKBACK
Friday, May 22
7 PM
 
 
Join us as we welcome back local favorite Ace Atkins!
We recommend you buy the book ahead of time, as we do expect a large crowd.
 
ABOUT THE BOOK:
P.I. Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay, returns in this stellar addition to the iconic New York Times–bestselling series from author Ace Atkins.

What started out as a joke landed seventeen-year-old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor. When he set up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he could be brought up on criminal charges, but that’s exactly what happened.
 
This is Blackburn, Massachusetts, where zero tolerance for minors is a way of life.
 
Leading the movement is tough-as-nails Judge Joe Scali, who gives speeches about getting tough on today’s wild youth. But Dillon’s mother, who knows other Blackburn kids who are doing hard time for minor infractions, isn’t buying Scali’s line. She hires Spenser to find the truth behind the draconian sentencing.
 
From the Harbor Islands to a gated Florida community, Spenser and trusted ally Hawk follow a trail through the Boston underworld with links to a shadowy corporation that runs New England’s private prisons. They eventually uncover a culture of corruption and cover-ups in the old mill town, where hundreds of kids are sent off to for-profit juvie jails.
$26.95
ISBN: 9780399170843
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 19th, 2015

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