Math & Cultural
|Location:||Simons Foundation of New York|
Lyrical and Logical:
A Reading of Children’s Books about Math
Join three award-winning authors
Jon Scieszka Chris Raschka Deborah Heiligman
for a whirlwind tour through the of world of mathematics – from a math class gone seriously awry,
to the rhythms and colors of jazz, to the biography of a brilliant mathematician.
Monday, April 7, 2014
4:15-5:00 p.m. Reading
5:00-6:00 p.m. Reception and Book Signing
All Ages Welcome
Free & Open to the Public
At the Simons Foundation, 160 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Jon Scieskza, founder of the literacy initiative Guys Read, first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and author of The Stinky Cheese Man will read and show some Math Curse, a bit of Science Verse, and all of the most mathematical parts of his soon-to-be-published Frank Einstein & the Antimatter Motor.
Chris Raschka, a 2006 recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration of The Hello, Goodbye Window written by Norman Juster, will read two children’s jazz books of which he is both author and illustrator: Mysterious Thelonious and Charlie Parker Played Be Bop.
Deborah Heiligman, a 2010 National Book Award finalist for Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith, will read The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös, a surprise hit with readers since its publication in 2013 and honored by both the National Council of Teachers of English and with the Cook Prize in STEM literature.
The Simons Foundation building is located at 160 Fifth Avenue, New York 10010. The entrance is just west of Fifth Avenue on 21st next to Starbucks. The program will be held in the Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium on the 2nd floor. More information: 510.642.0771.