Amber: The Maker

Amber the Maker is a children storybook about an 8-year-old amputee child. She gets bullied on her swimming team because she is too slow in the relay races. One day, as she is about to give up an imaginary friendly dragon appears. He will bring Amber on a journey of discovery in maker culture where she will learn how to 3D print her own prosthetic terminal swimming attachment.

This book was co-authored by Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson and Elizabeth Lakoff, and illustrated by Alina Gutierrez. It was based on the results of many workshops with hundreds of participants from all age groups who were all learning to solve problems and engage in social innovation through maker culture.

A soft launch of the book will take place at the 4th Space on the 6th of October 2020 at 4pm.

The book is available in a flipbook format online. There is a limited amount of hard copies you can obtain for the cost of printing (contact:

News article:

October 2020

Concordia’s Ann-Louise Davidson debuts a childrens’ book about maker culture

Ann-Louise Davidson de Concordia publie un nouveau livre pour enfants sur la culture maker

Let’s Go with Sabrina Marandola CBC. New kids book encourages kids of all abilities to explore DIY projects. October 8, 2020.