Eve L. Ewing: Maya and the Robot
@ 57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Opening Wednesday, July 14th, from 3:30PM - 4:30PM
57th Street Books is proud to celebrate the release of Eve L. Ewing’s Maya and the Robot with a limited capacity, in-person event signing.
At 57th Street Books
Purchase tickets HERE (Please note that attendance is limited to 150 people)
About the book: Maya’s nervous about fifth grade. She tries to keep calm by reminding herself she knows what to expect. But then she learns that this year won’t be anything like the last. For the first time since kindergarten, her best friends Jada and MJ are placed in a different class without her, and introverted Maya has trouble making new friends.
She tries to put on a brave face since they are in fifth grade now, but Maya is nervous! Just when too much seems to be changing, she finds a robot named Ralph in the back of Mr. Mac’s convenience store closet. Once she uses her science skills to get him up and running, a whole new world of connection opens up as Ralph becomes a member of her family and Maya begins to step into her power. In this touching novel, Eve L. Ewing melds together a story about community, adapting to change, and the magic of ingenuity that reminds young readers that they can always turn to their own curiosity when feeling lost.
About the author: From Chicago, Eve L. Ewing is a writer and sociologist. Her works include the nonfiction Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side, the multi-award-winning poetry collection Electric Arches, and the Ironheart series as well as other titles for Marvel Comics. She is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
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