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Electric Dreams

Kettlewell, Caroline

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ISBN 10: 0786714859 / ISBN 13: 9780786714858
Published by Da Capo Press
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Title: Electric Dreams

Publisher: Da Capo Press


Book Condition:Good

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When Eric Ryan is sent by Teach for America to a hard scrabble high school in the heart of North Carolina's NASCAR country, one of the many things he didn't count on was Harold Miller sticking his head into his class one morning and announcing, "Hey Mr. Ryan, we're gonna build an electric car." Two regional utilities had challenged a group of elite schools throughout the South to design and build battery-powered electric vehicles. Although Ryan's underprivileged high school had not even been on the list, somehow Miller had managed to squeak them in and onto an adventure which not only began to take over the lives of Ryan, Miller, and a local engineer named George Hawkins, but an unexpected group of kids with no visible resources, know-how, or expectations. With an ancient Ford Escort rescued from the compacter, a few hundred pounds of scavenged golf cart batteries, a local minor league NASCAR driver as coach, and the local constabulary looking the other way as the reborn "Shocker" began careening over back roads on test runs, the kids (barely) get their pasted together dark horse to the big contest in Richmond, and then, naturally, win the whole thing.

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Electric Dreams isn’t a book about cars. At its heart, it’s a classic tale of long odds and underdogs. It’s a book that speaks to the power that we all have as individuals to make positive change in our world. In a broader sense it's a lively, often funny, and engaging story about the South, about community, about dedicated teachers and hands-on ingenuity, about technology, the environment, and a leap of faith. And, of course, it’s about one shocker of a car, too.

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