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Electric Dreams Caroline Kettlewell 0786714859 9780786714858 When Eric Ryan is sent by Teach for America to a hard scrabble high school in the heart of North Carolinas NASCAR country, one of the many things he didnt count on was H
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Electric Dreams by Caroline Kettlewell

When Eric Ryan is sent by Teach for America to a hard scrabble high school in the heart of North Carolinas NASCAR country, one of the many things he didnt count on was Harold Miller sticking his head into his class one morning and announcing, Hey Mr. Ryan, were 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 Ryans 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.

Author: Caroline Kettlewell

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 303

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 2006-01-12

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ISBN: 0786714859


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