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, Gentling appears an imaginary friendly dragon. 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 with 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.

The book is currently under production and will be available in the Winter of 2019.