Western Lit: ‘Spare Parts’ Tells the Incredible True Tale of a Mexican-American High School Robot-Building Team

In 2004, four low-income Mexican-American high school students from Phoenix built an ingenious robot for a science competition that pitted them against teams from top colleges, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The story sounds almost too “Hollywood” to be true, and in fact, it has already inspired a documentary and a feature film. But […]