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Mathical Book Prize webinar: Developing Math Joy & Identity Through Literature December 14, 2022 (12:00 PM PST - 01:30 PM PST)
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MSRI/SLMath, organizer of the Mathical Book Prize, and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading invite you to join a free online event in December 2022.

Developing Math Joy & Identity Through Literature

Wednesday, December 14, 3–4:30 PM Eastern (12-1:30 PM Pacific)

Come dive into some children’s books that will make you think about math in a whole new way! Join the fun, as you become a “student for a day” and immerse yourself in a wide range of read-alouds and hands-on activities.


Learn by doing in this interactive playshop for early math and early literacy advocates. No math experience required!

We will explore books from the Mathical Book Prize list — and beyond — in the company of authors, educators and early childhood experts. Mathical aims to inspire children of all backgrounds, ages and interests to develop a love and appreciation of the math in the world around them. 

Come prepared for storytime — and enjoy being introduced to diverse activities and resources through demos, show and tell, and other “seed planting” strategies. You can return later at your leisure and explore more deeply with the expansive resource list we will provide.

We hope you will save the date and make plans to join us for an “unwebinar” on Wednesday, December 14, 3–4:30 p.m. Eastern (12-1:30 p.m. Pacific). The presenters’ lineup is below. 


  • Kristopher Childs, Ph.D., Open Up Resources
  • Ana Crespo, Author, "Lia and Luis: Who Has More?"
  • Christopher Danielson, Ph.D., Author, "Which One Doesn't Below? A Shapes Book"
  • Rakhee Dodia, Erikson Institute
  • Herbert Ginsberg, Ph.D., Teachers College Columbia University
  • Marlene Kilman, TERC/Charlesbridge Storytelling Math series
  • Araceli Moreno Lomeli, McHenry Public Library District
  • Carolyn Pfister, California State Board of Education
  • Naomi Reeley, Office of Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
  • Miguel Tanco, Author/Illustrator, "Count On Me" and others.

Moderator: Kirsten Bohl, MSRI / SLMath



STAY CONNECTED + INFORMED! Be sure to join CGLR's newly formed Early Math Early Literacy LinkedIn Group — a professional learning community that focuses on lifting up the work being done around integrating early math and early reading. By joining this group, you will gain membership to a community of learners + practitioners with the intent to grow together. 

About the Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade. Learn more at gradelevelreading.net.

About the Mathical Book Prize

The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award for fiction and nonfiction books that inspire children of all ages to see math in the world around them. Mathical recognizes math-inspiring literature for kids ages 2-18. Prize-winning books are selected by a committee of teachers, librarians, mathematicians, and others. Each year’s selections join a growing list of stories ranging from picture books and graphic novels to chapter books and young adult literature.

The Mathical Book Prize is awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). The award is presented 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).

Mathical Book Prize Sponsors

The Mathical Book Prize is made possible with generous support from the Firedoll Foundation and Joan & Irwin Jacobs. MSRI / SLMath thanks the Simons Foundation for founding support of the Mathical Book Prize.

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