Maya and the Robot

By Eve L. Ewing, Christine Almeda (illustrator),

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From award-winning author Eve L. Ewing comes an illustrated middle grade novel about a forgotten homemade robot who comes to life just when aspiring fifth-grade scientist Maya needs a friend -- and a science fair project.

Maya's nervous about fifth grade. She tries to keep calm by reminding herself she…

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2 authors picked Maya and the Robot as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Maya shows us readers why so many successful creative and science-loving people tend towards introversion. Maya notices what’s going on around her, and what’s going on inside of her. She absorbs. She ponders. She interprets. Then she acts. Then she repeats the process. I love, love, love how Maya gets support from those around her who see her clearly for who she is and let her know that she’s awesome. “Always remember, Maya,” says her mom, “being yourself is a gift to others around you.” So true.

From Christina's list on powerful introverts.

Maya loves science and has been counting the days until she can present at the 5th grade science fair. However, it doesn’t turn out as she hopes… Presenting at the science fair may be the moment Maya has always dreamed of, but, the journey leading her there is a heart-warming adventure. Over the course of the story, Maya builds a robot, helps her friend Mr. Mac at his store, and navigates her first school year separated from her two best friends. Maya's love of science is contagious, as is the joy in this book.

From Sarah's list on for siblings and scientists.

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