The 2016 Hillsboro Reads book is Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis.
Spare Parts is a true story of four Mexican American teens from an impoverished neighborhood in Phoenix who, against all odds, win a national underwater robotics championship competition.
The Library Foundation of Hillsboro is hosting two events with Lorenzo Santillan, one of the team members from the Carl Hayden Community High School who won the 2004 robotics competition. Santillan will discuss in his own words his extraordinary experiences as detailed in the book.
Lorenzo Santillan will hold two talks for all ages:
- Friday September 30th, 6:30 PM at the Shute Park Library
- Saturday, October 1st, 1:30 PM at the Brookwood Library followed by local Hillsboro School Robotics Teams showcasing their robots.
More events are outlined in the Program Guide found in both libraries or online at http://hillsboro-oregon.gov/index.aspx?page=1665.