We are delighted to announce that our school has been selected to receive the second annual Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Award to expand our library’s collection of literary fiction and nonfiction books to encourage kids to discover a love of mathematics. Our school is one of 25 libraries in K–12 Title I schools nationwide to be presented with this $700 grant to purchase award-winning titles from the Mathical Book Prize list. The grant is awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in partnership with School Library Journal (SLJ). The Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Awards are made possible with generous funding from Irwin & Joan Jacobs and the Firedoll Foundation.
Mathical Book Prize award-winning titles encourage students to explore the joy, beauty, and power of mathematics in the world around us, through books spanning topics from magic, sports, art, music, and poetry, to biographies, adventure, graphic novels, and picture books. Mathical titles are chosen every year by a committee of math teachers, reading teachers, mathematicians, librarians, early childhood experts, and others to support students’ pleasure reading. All of the books have come in, been added into the collection, and enjoyed throughout the school this week!
With support from the Firedoll Foundation and Irwin & Joan Jacobs, the Mathical Book Prize is presented by MSRI in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and in coordination with the Children’s Book Council (CBC). You can learn more at mathicalbooks.org.