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Interviews & News

MAY 2024

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Huge thanks to Science Rendezvous Queen's University, Kingston for inviting STEM authors to join your outstanding event! It was my pleasure participating along with incredible award-winning authors Lindsey Carmichael (Kids Can Press) Rochelle Strauss (Kids Can Press) and Ishta Mercurio (Abrams Kids). Families and kids were truly excited by your showcase of STEM innovations and possibilities. It was a lot of fun to see everyone so engaged! Congratulations to the Science Rendezvous team for working incredibly hard to make this event a success!

APRIL 2024

Special thanks to Kerry Tracy and the team at STEM CON & BEYOND for the opportunity to present and to all who attended my session!

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FEBRUARY 2024

Special thanks to Erica Townson and the team at RFTLOI for the opportunity to present and to all who attended my session! It was wonderful meeting you all! Huge thanks also to Orca Book Publishers for organizing the book signing! You’re an incredible team!

DECEMBER 2023

It's so cool to see Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution reviewed in Science Magazine! Take a look: https://scim.ag/57g

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FINALIST
2024!

NOVEMBER 2023

I have exciting news! Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution is now a finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books in the Middle Grades Science Book category! What an absolute honor! My sincerest thanks to AAAS and Subaru for this recognition. Wishing congratulations to all authors!

NOVEMBER 2023

I was thrilled to present at AMLE and meet so many passionate middle-level educators! Thanks to the AMLE Team for the opportunity and congratulations on hosting a fantastic conference! HUGE thanks also to Orca Book Publishers for hosting a book signing opportunity. It’s an honor having my book on display among so many beautiful and brilliant Orca books!

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OCTOBER 2023

I’m honored to see Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution as a longlist title for the 2024 AAAS/SUBARU SB&F PRIZE For Excellence in Science Books. My deepest thanks to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to Subaru of America, and to Orca Book Publishers for bringing this book into the world!

JUNE 2023

What a weekend! I went to MARS! HUGE Thanks to Jeff Beckstead Mars Robotics Association for inviting me to sign copies of Superpower? The Wearable Tech Revolution at the 

Mars New Year. This exceptional STEAM/STEM family festival took place in Mars, PA. My incredible weekend began with a presentation and book signing at the South Butler Community Library. I sincerely thank Michelle Lesniak for her warm welcome and for ensuring the event went off without a hitch and Jen Kraar, City of Asylum Bookstore at Alphabet City for providing the books and being a wonderful host at the Festival! 

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MARCH 2023

I’m deeply grateful to Bobby Marinov @exoskeletonreport for profiling my book in this preeminent resource, which is well respected for providing objective, accurate, and reliable information on the emerging technological field of exoskeletons, exosuits, and wearable robotics. Thank you, Bobby, for your kind words and incredible review! 

MARCH 2023

Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution is a 2023 Winner of Best STEM Books List by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) & Children's Book Council (CBC).This list of books aims to provide recommendations to educators, librarians, parents, and guardians for the best children’s books with STEM content. Elaine's so grateful for this honor! Please check the NSTA or CBC websites to see all of the incredible books on this list. 

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FEBRUARY 2023

Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution is one of five finalists named for the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction Text for Older Readers!!!!

https://www.scbwi.org/golden-kite-gala-2023/

FEBRUARY 2023

FIRST Robotics Canada interviews Elaine on FIRST Canada Live! Check out the interview along with a preview of the FIRST 2023 STEMathon and to learn more about FIRST Canada's new C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Robotics Equity) initiative.

Watch the interview here

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FEBRUARY 2023

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Elaine presents at the Ontario Library Association's 2023 Superconference! What a thrill it was to meet so many incredible librarians and see how excited they were about my book, Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution.

FEBRUARY 2023

Greg Pattridge reviews Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution. Thanks so much Greg for a terrific review! Please check out Greg's blog Always in the Middle where he posts reviews about many fantastic middle grade books. 

https://gpattridge.com/2023/02/24/superpower-the-wearable-tech-revolution/comment-page-1/#comment-54947

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FEBRUARY 2023

SUPERPOWER? is included in Top Grade's Winter selection under Early Reader Books! 

My sincerest thanks to the Association of Canadian Publishers’ Children’s Committee for recognizing SUPERPOWER? alongside these incredible “CanLit books for the Classroom.” Please check out the video:

https://kids.49thshelf.com/Top-Grade

JANUARY 2023

Elaine’s a guest on Lydia Lukidis’s Blog, Blissfully Bookish! She discusses her book journey for Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution.

My sincere thanks to Lydia for her keen interest in Superpower? and hosting a book giveaway-YAY!

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DECEMBER 2022

Elaine joins Elton & Elizabeth Brewington and other authors on the Brightside Multichannel Magazine. Thanks, Elizabeth and Elton! It was my pleasure to meet such incredible talent. 

DECEMBER 2022

Jed Doherty interviews Elaine on the #Reading With Your Kids Podcast. Thanks Jed for a terrific interview! I really enjoyed our conversation. 

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NOVEMBER 2022

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Natalie Aguirre interviews Elaine on Literary Rambles. My sincere thanks to Natalie for her keen interest in Superpower? and hosting a book giveaway.

NOVEMBER 2022

Book Launch Party! In collaboration with MakerKids Leaside, Elaine launches Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution. This event was part of the Toronto Lit Up programme, which the Toronto Arts Council and the Toronto International Festival of Authors support. My deepest gratitude to these organizations for their generous support! 

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OCTOBER 2022

Elaine’s a Guest Post in Teen Librarian Toolbox  /SLJ. Huge thanks to Karen Jensen for the opportunity to talk about how Superpower? came to be!

NOVEMBER 2022

The University of Toronto Family Care Office interviewed Elaine about Superpower? You can see the post here! Thank you, Natasja VanderBerg, for your tremendous support for the book launch; it meant a lot to me!

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NOVEMBER 2022

Ninth-grade student Elliott Kurta reviewed Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution. Elliot’s an incredibly gifted student, and I’m grateful for his review and exciting questions. My sincerest thanks to Carol Baldwin for mentoring Elliot, posting his review on her blog, and interviewing me about the book!

OCTOBER 2022

Maria Marshall, The Picture Book Buzz, interviewed six STEAMTeam Book authors to help celebrate and promote their books. Elaine was thrilled to be included alongside these incredible authors! Maria, I’m ever grateful for the opportunity.

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“FIRST inspires young people to realize their dreams of becoming science and technology heroes.”

OCTOBER 2022

Presenting at the FIRST LEGO League Challenge Kickoff Celebration was an honour! FIRST Robotics Canada #FIRSTENERGIZE #morethanrobots. Thanks to Dave Ellis and the FLL team for inviting me to announce my new book, Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution Orca Book Publishers and introduce engineer Manmeet Maggu Trexo Robotics who told his inspirational ironman story. Trexo designs wearable robots to help kids with disabilities walk. Manmeet welcomed the FLL team: “…your work at LEGO League is the start of creating an impact that you want to see in your world and community! I’m really proud of you for joining and best of luck in your future projects…”

SEPTEMBER 2022

I had a great time speaking with Mel Rosenberg about my new book Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution (Oct 18) Orca Book Publishers & the many threads that influenced my thinking & writing. Thanks Mel for a wonderful conversation!

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JULY 2022

TEACHMagazine features Superpower? The Wearable- Tech Revolution in their July/August 2022 Issue.

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MAY 2022

Robot legs for kids who can’t walk—incredible! Elaine saw first-hand how Trexo Robotics is changing kids’ lives. 

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