Roundtable Reading: Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing
Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)
Reading led by
Reading led by Rachel Budge, librarian, Emerson Elementary School, Berkeley
When shy, introverted Maya is assigned to a different fifth-grade classroom than her two best friends, she feels lonely and worried that she won’t make new friends. Until, that is, she puts her scientific and technological skills to use fixing up the abandoned robot she finds in a closet. Maya programs Ralph to do all sorts of interesting things, like greet people in other languages, grocery shop, and clean up around the house. Ultimately, Ralph helps her learn not just about science, but also about the power of friendship and believing in herself.
About Roundtable Reading
At Roundtable Reading, young readers read aloud to one another from the opening pages of a good book for about an hour. Children who participate at the event will receive a copy of the book to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up at 2 PM ready to read!