Maya and the Robot by Eve L. Ewing, Read by Bahni Turpin
Inspiring and Fun Middle-Grade Listening
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Narrator Bahni Turpin embraces every emotional moment in Eve L. Ewing’s inspiring story for middle grade science and IT enthusiasts, Maya and the Robot. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed about the fun of listening to Maya’s story all about friendship—and robots! Maya is excited to be starting 5th grade, until she discovers her best friends are in a different class. She struggles with loneliness and self-doubt, but she discovers a homemade robot named Ralph who helps inspire her to be herself and do good in the world. Turpin infuses the diverse characters with distinct and relatable personalities, creating a memorable listening experience.
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