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.
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.