*”A warm, unforgettable story about following your passions and being yourself.” —Kirkus, starred review.
*”A heartfelt title that seamlessly brings tech and creativity to a tween audience with delightful characters and gentle humor.”
–Ashleigh Williams, School Library Journal, starred review.
“A… positive lesson in bravery, intelligence, and friendship.” —Booklist
“With heart, humor, and ultimately hope, Maya and her beloved robot remind us that even in the most difficult times, there is light on the path… and friendship makes it that much more visible.”
—Nic Stone, #1 New York Times bestselling author of DEAR MARTIN
“Sociologist and poet Eve L. Ewing’s Maya and the Robot is an encouraging and poignant middle-grade debut that features a budding scientist and her homemade robot. Not only is this story about using one’s curiosity and ingenuity to get through a tough time, it’s also about the power of community. Christine Almeda’s spot and full-page black-and-white illustrations are expressive and include depictions of Ewing’s diverse cast of characters. Winning illustrations and relatable topics make Maya and the Robot significant and meaningful.” –Lana Barnes, Shelf Awareness