Every so often you'll hear about STEM or STEAM in the newspaper, on the Internet or even on the news. This book shows how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) can change student's lives. "Spare Parts" by Joshua Davis is the story about four high school Latino teenagers who came together as a group and competed against some of the top colleges in a national underwater robotics championship. The four students, all who had entered the United States illegally, were struggling to find their place at the school, Carl Hayden Community High School and society (West Phoenix) This group consisted of a JROTC cadet, a would-be gang member, a brainy nerd and a qentle giant. Working with only a budget less than $1,000, the students build Stinky and compete against teams including MIT who is backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. Here's what one author said about the book "It will make you think hard about what it means to be American and where we will find the next generation of talents." ~Chris Anderson. Recently, a major motion picture starring George Lopez and Jamie Lee Curtis.