Outdoor Book Signing: MAYA AND THE ROBOT by Eve Ewing

Blue banner with leaf pattern celebrating the release of MAYA AND THE ROBOT by Eve L. Ewing. Banner features a photo of the author from the neck up next to a cover image of the book.

Join us for an outdoor book-signing in celebration of the release of Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing

What to know about this event:

  • This event will be held just outside Women & Children First bookstore (5233 N. Clark St.).
  • Tickets are required to join the signing line.
  • Each ticket includes one copy of Maya and the Robot, which ticket-holders will pick up at the event. Additional copies of Maya and the Robot along with Eve's previous titles will be available for purchase at the event.
  • In addition to signing Maya and the Robot, Eve will also sign copies of her previously published books, either brought from home or purchased during the event.
  • Eve will pose for photos, but will stay seated behind the signing table throughout.
  • Masks are required to join the signing line. 

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 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.

Eve L. Ewing is the award-winning author of Electric Arches, 1919, and Ghosts in the Schoolyard. She also wrote the acclaimed Ironheart and Champions series for Marvel Comics. Her work has appeared in many venues, including the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and Vanity Fair. Born and raised in Chicago, she was a middle school teacher before completing her doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Currently she is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640-2122
Maya and the Robot Cover Image
By Eve L. Ewing, Christine Almeda (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984814630
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Kokila - July 13th, 2021